Social Studies

Students Discussing Social Studies

All of our social studies courses are designed to foster self-reflection, curiosity, and citizenship, as well as ensure students have an understanding of historiography, the specific history of the United States, and foundational concepts and sociological patterns common in the modern world. 

In addition to the required three years of study, seniors and some juniors may choose from yearlong or semester courses that take a deeper dive into specific areas of social studies such as philosophy, economics, globalization, environmentalism, authoritarianism, and regional histories.

For details regarding required and elective science courses, please see our Course Catalog.

For Global Online Academy courses, please see here. Electives do not count toward the 3-year social studies requirement.