Social Studies

AP Human Geography (will count as a World History credit)

AP Human Geography is the equivalent of a one-semester introductory college course in human geography or cultural geography. Emphasis is placed on improving student geo-literacy and engagement in contemporary global issues. Students will examine phenomena such as population growth, globalization, food production, urbanization and environmental issues, using case studies from all over the world. Real-world issues will be explored through spatial analysis, landscape analysis, and critical thinking. College credit is earned based on AP exam performance.

Grade(s): 10-12
1 Credit(s)
2 Semester(s)

Additional Requirements

Additional summer homework. Students should maintain at least a C average to remain in any AP class.

AP US History

This is a college preparatory history class for the highly motivated student. The content surveys American history from the colonial era to the present, emphasizing political, economic, and cultural transitions. Students are expected to critically analyze historical documents and information, arrive at informed conclusions, and communicate their ideas clearly and persuasively. These requirements are in addition to those in the regular US History course. This course will prepare students for the AP test, which they will be expected to take.

Grade(s): 11
1 Credit(s)
2 Semester(s)

AP World History

This course takes students on a journey through six chronological time periods viewed through the lens of related key concepts and course themes, accompanied by a set of skills that clearly define what it means to think historically. This course builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional, and technological foundations that, along with geography, set the human stage prior to the year. Students will be challenged to think critically about historical events and given various writing prompts that push them to compare and contrast world events and important figures. The objectives for this course follow the College Board syllabus, preparing students for the Advanced Placement exam.

Grade(s): 9
1 Credit(s)
2 Semester(s)

US History

Students will study the story of the United States in this survey class, which starts with colonial America and ends with modern times. Special emphasis will be placed on the individuals and groups that have shaped our society, culture, and government.

Grade(s): 11
1 Credit(s)
2 Semester(s)

World History

This course will include a history of the world’s great civilizations, their geographic settings, political development, social life, and economic conditions. Special focus will be placed on the key people, events, places, and documents that contributed to the formation of the modern world. Students will study the relationship of the present to the past.

Grade(s): 9
1 Credit(s)
2 Semester(s)

World History Honors

This course is designed to teach students about major cultural, social, religious, and political issues around the world. As an Honors course, it will go deeper into the concepts addressed and will explore interrelated topics. Students will develop research, writing, and reasoning skills while gaining greater insight into world cultures and religions.

Grade(s): 9
1 Credit(s)
2 Semester(s)