History/Social Science Courses
Required: 3 years

World History
Grades: 9 -10
Prerequisite: None
Credits: 10 History/Social Science credits
Setting: Classroom Based (College Prep)/Independent Study
Description: This course studies the major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late 18th century through the present, including the cause and course of the two world wars. Students trace the rise of democratic ideas and develop an understanding of the historical roots of current world issues, especially as they pertain to international relations. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical, geographical, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives.

U.S. History Grade
Grade: 11
Prerequisite: None
Credits: 10 History/Social Science credits
Setting: Classroom Based (College Prep)/Independent Study
Description: In this required course students will examine the major turning points in American history in the 20th century. The course traces historical periods in chronological order, focusing on underlying themes such as economics, politics, social and cultural movements, and geography with particular emphasis on the impact of these themes on the daily life of everyday citizens.

Economics
Grades: 11 – 12
Prerequisite: None
Credits: 5 History/Social Science credits
Setting: Classroom Based (College Prep)/Independent Study
Description: This semester course compares the American economic system to others around the world. Topics of study include macroeconomics (supply and demand in the open market, business organizations, unemployment, etc.)

United States Government
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: None
Credits: 5 History/Social Science credits
Setting: Classroom Based (College Prep)/Independent Study
Description: This semester course will present the foundations of the American government. Students will learn how the government is structured and how it works. Topics of study will include: the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the three branches of the government and how they work, and the differences in government around the world.