Students apply historical knowledge to contemporary issues in all aspects of the social sciences through research, information processing, and investigation. Students routinely engage in critical thinking, reading, and collaboration as they learn the values of good citizenship, democracy, and the ability to make sound and rational decisions in a diverse and changing world.
To fulfill diploma requirements, 3 units of credit must be accumulated. Please see our Curriculum Guide for course descriptions.
All of the Social Studies Department courses fulfill graduation requirements however certain courses give students additional options to tailor their learning. These semester-long elective courses include:
AP US History is also available for early college credit through our strong partnership with Mount Saint Joseph University. Please visit AP & Early College Credit (Dual Enrollment) for details and to see a complete listing of both AP and Dual Enrollment Courses available.