The Social Studies Department develops innovative thinkers, problem solvers and world changers! Each teacher is tasked with the mission of cultivating the love of learning in every student and challenging students to develop critical 21st century skills.
The Department equips and prepares students with an appreciation for the principles and practices of social science inquiry. Along with the encouragement of respecting the diversity of humankind and a variety of opinions and perspectives, students are trained in research and analytical reasoning skills to both defend their own position and consider alternative views. A strong emphasis in the Department is placed on academic rigor and real-world application. Teachers recognize that we live in an ever-changing, dynamic world and as such our curriculum seeks to integrate a recognition of past forces that are shaping our modern world. Courses are offered both in broad conceptual understanding of topics and areas of social science, as well as more intricate and specific areas of study.
AP & Honors Tracks
AP and honors academic tracks offer many benefits for students who are seeking a challenging and rigorous education. These courses provide an opportunity for students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of various subjects while also developing advanced critical thinking and problem-solving skills.