Advanced Placement American Government: This course meets the graduation requirement as well as prepares students for the AP exam. Readings are on college introductory course level. Written and oral presentations require critical thinking skills and organization.
Advanced Placement Psychology: This course is designed to introduce students to the systematic and scientific study of the behavior and mental processes of human beings and other animals. Students are exposed to the psychological facts, principles, and phenomena associated wi th each of the major subfields within psychology. They also learn about the methods psychologists use in their science and practice. This course provides a stimulating and challenging experience for able students, preparing them for the Advanced Placement Psychology Exam.
Advanced Placement US History: This course is designed to prepare s tudents for the rigorous AP exam covering colonial times to the present, emphasizing political, sociological, economic, and aesthetic aspects of our nation's history.
Advanced Placement World History: The purpose of the Advanced Placement World History course is to develop greater understanding of the evolution of global processes and contacts in interaction with different types of human societies. This course focuses primarily on the past 1 ,000 years of the global experience and builds on an understanding of cultural, institutional, and technological precedents that, along with geography, sets the human stage prior to 1,000 A.O. This course provides a stimulating and challenging experience for able students, preparing students for the Advanced Placement World History Exam.
American Government: This is a requi red course for seniors which covers the Constitution of the United States, including the study of American institutions and ideals and the principles of state and local government.
Economics: A required course for seniors that covers basic economic concepts and vocabulary; the development and operation of the U.S. market economy; microeconomic principles; study of the macroeconomy including the study of U.S. government's monetary, taxation, and regulatory policies as they affect the economy; globalization and international trade.
Psychology: This course is a study of human and animal behavior, and our mental processes. Students are introduced to the scientific method and the core ideas and theories of psychology and gain an understanding of the complexities and diversity of human thought and behavior.
US History/Geography: This is a required course for all 11th grade students. This course meets the state requirement for United States History. It is a survey course offering a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the history of our nation. It will enable the student to develop and practice a variety of intellectual activities and work skills appropriate to the social sciences.
World History: This is a required survey course that covers world history, geography and culture in the modern world. This course is designed to give students an appreciation of the many cultures and civilizations which have contributed to the development of the world today.