The purpose of history and social studies is to prepare students to ask and seek answers to meaningful questions and prepare them with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become informed participants in an ever-changing global community and to act responsibly to improve its condition.

The course progressions listed below reflect only a typical sequence.

Grade 9
Grades 10 - 12

Full Year Courses: 

  • Modern World History

Semester courses (available to 9th grade students
who have either completed or are concurrently
enrolled in Modern World History)

  • Classical Studies
  • History of Modern Warfare
  • Human Behavior in a Digital World
  • Introduction to Anthropology - Hall Only
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology - Hall Only
  • Latin American Studies
  • Local History - Conard Only
  • Modern Africa & the Middle East
  • Sociology of the Family - Conard Only

Full Year Courses:

  • Advanced Placement Economics (ECE) (grade 11-12 only)
  • Advanced Placement European History
  • Advanced Placement Psychology (grade 11-12 only)
  • Advanced Placement United States History (ECE - Hall only) (grade 11-12 only)
  • African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies (grade 11-12 only)
  • United States History
  • United States History & the African American Experience

Semester Courses:

  • Advanced Placement Government and Politics
  • American Government
  • Classical Studies*
  • Genocide Studies*
  • History of Modern Warfare*
  • Human Behavior in a Digital World*
  • Human Rights (ECE)*
  • Introduction to Anthropology - Hall Only*
  • Introduction to Psychology*
  • Introduction to Sociology - Hall Only*
  • Latin American Studies (ECE - Conard Only)*
  • Local History - Conard Only
  • Modern Africa & the Middle East 
  • Sociology of the Family - Conard Only*

*Qualifying Mastery Experience Course

**Students are required to complete 3 credits of Social Studies for graduation. These credits must include: 1 of Modern World History, 1 of U.S. History, and .5 of American Government.