Civics and Economics*
Prerequisite: World History, Credit: 1, Grade: 10, Weight: S
As informed decision-makers, students will apply acquired knowledge to real-life experiences. When studying the legal and political systems, students will become aware of their rights and responsibilities, then put this informatin into practice.
Civics and Economics Honors*
Prerequisite: World History, Credit: 1, Grade: 10, Weight: H
As informed decision-makers, students will apply acquired knowledge to real-life experiences. When studying the legal and political systems, students will become aware of their rights and responsibilities, then put this informatin into practice. The economic, legal, and political systems will be expanded on through selected readings, projects and written research essays.
Pre-IB/Honors, Civics and Economics*
Prerequisite: Civics & Economics, Credit: 1, Grade: 11, Weight: S
Learn important historic events from the institution of the emerging republic to the present. Examine events to show how they have shaped America's relations with the rest of the world and also shaped America's democracy, culture and economic system.
U.S. History Honors*
Prerequisite: Civics & Economics, Credit: 1, Grade: 11, Weight: H
Study the important historic events from the institution of the emerging republic to the present. Participate in extensive reading and special projects. Learn critical thinking skills and analysis of primary documents, as well as write research essays.
IB U.S. History*
IB 20th Century Topics
Advanced Placement U.S. History
Prerequisite: B+ Average Recommended on all English, Social Studies, Civics & Economics Courses, Credit: 1, Grade: 11, Weight: AP
Study American History from the Age of Exploration to present day. This course will deal with the who, what, when, where and how questions of American History. Develop and/or improve skills related to free response essays and document-based essays. Also, participate in a variety of outside readings. In addition, Earn college credit by scoring high on the AP Exam and receive AP weight for the course.
Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grade: 9, Weight: S
Study both Western and non-Western History from Prehistoric Times to the present with attention given to political, cultural, economic and geographic areas for each country or historical period studied. Correlate current events with the study of various countries.
Pre-IB / Honors World History
IB Theory of Knowledge
Advanced Placement European History
Prerequisite: B+ average recommended on all English and Social Studies Courses, US History or AP US History, Credit: 1, Grade: 12, Weight: AP
Learn the major events in European History from 1400 to the 1970's and develop an understanding of some of the principle themes in European History. Students will also develop an awareness of the consequences of European contacts with the rest of the world, as well as, develop an ability to analyze historical evidence by working with primary documentary sources from the past. Themes followed during the course will be political, social, intellectual, economic and interculteral responses. Earn college credit by scoring high on the AP Exam.
Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grades: 9-12, Weight: S
Survey African-American History from pre-slavery times in Africa to the present time in the United States. Also, examine the important themes in cultural, social, economic and political history.
Occupational Social Studies I: US History & Government
Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S
This course is designed to provide the student with basic economic, government and political knowledge, needed to become responsible citizens and consumers. It covers the historical background of the development of the United States, including the Constitution and Amendments, as well as, the three branches of government, including major laws that affect citizens. The course also covers state and local government roles. In addition, students will study local government jurisdictions and issues of personal citizenship.
Occupational Social Studies II: Problem Solving and Self Advocacy Skills
Prerequisite: OCS Social Studies I, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: S
This course is designed to teach students concepts and skills related to self-advocacy, as well as, self-determination, which are essential for achieving independence and successful adult outcomes. The course strands include: Self-Concept, Communication, Assertiveness, Problem Solving and Self-Advocacy.
Prerequisite: None, Credit: 1, Grades: 10-12, Weight: H
Study the great works of literature, philosophy, music, drama, film and visual art from the ancient period to the modern world. Also, write papers about these works and learn research skills. In addition, discover how these works develop and change throughout history, as well as, how history is changed by them.
*Students must make a 83 or higher on their EOC's in order to complete these classes.