Social Studies

World Geography

This course presents a clear and comprehensive coverage of geography, encourages active learning, and introduces the tools and technologies used by geographers. The course is organized into eleven units by geographic region, with individual lessons on each (read more)

World History

The study of world history is the study of humanity itself. This course moves far beyond the simple learning of historical facts, and asks students to think deeply about what we can learn from the past and (read more)

U.S. History

This course explores the history of America from the earliest settlements to the dawn of the 21st century. Using an interdisciplinary approach, students are encouraged to integrate information, discover patterns, and develop critical thinking skills in their (read more)

U.S. Government

Based upon the premise that analyzing current information is essential to an effective citizenry, this course asks students to research, compare, contrast, and think critically about government-related issues. Students learn the ideals behind the American system of (read more)

Religions of the World

Single semester course: Taking a comparative approach, this course explores the rich diversity of religious life, beginning with defining religion according to its role and purpose in human life. The course examines within a cultural and historical (read more)

The Modern Middle East

Single semester course: This course is an introduction to the history, religious life, and politics of the Middle East. Focusing on the region’s confrontation with the West since napoleon’s invasion of Egypt in 1798, students will learn (read more)


Single semester course: This is an experiential course designed to help students become more aware of themselves as unique individuals. Using their own experiences as a guide, students are encouraged to be scientists in the process of (read more)

AP United States History

This course is designed to provide a college-level experience and preparation for the AP United States History exam. An emphasis is placed on interpreting historical documents, mastering a significant body of factual information, and writing critical essays. (read more)

AP United States Government & Politics

US Government and Politics is the study of the United States national government’s policies, institutions, and foundations. These include constitutional theories forming the basis of government; political beliefs and behaviors; political parties, interest groups, and the mass (read more)

AP Microeconomics

AP Microeconomics is an introduction to the study of the consumers and producers that make up the economy: households, firms, governments, and community organizations. The course provides particular emphasis on the function of consumers and producers within (read more)

AP Macroeconomics

AP Macroeconomics is an introduction to how the market system works, how prices are determined, why shortages and surpluses occur, and why incomes differ. The course emphasizes the study of national income, economic growth, price determination, economic (read more)

AP Psychology

AP Psychology covers the material typically covered in a one semester college-level introductory psychology course. It prepares students to take the AP Psychology exam. Through textbook readings, projects, and directed online activities emphasizing critical thinking and applications, (read more)