Social Studies

World History

Recommended for 9th and 10th graders. 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 (read more)

U.S. History

Recommended for 9th and 10th graders. 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 (read more)

World Geography

For independent curriculum users; recommended for any grade. The study of geography involves understanding the natural forces that shape our planet and the interactions between people and their environment. It’s about how human activity can modify the (read more)

A Sense of Place: The Geography of Global Change

Open to enrolled students only; recommended for 11th and 12th graders. In this full year project-based world geography course, students will learn and utilize geography skills and perspectives to explore vital real-world challenges related to our use (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. For independent users only. 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 (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

Offered through CTY Online.

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 An emphasis is placed on interpreting historical documents, mastering a significant body of factual information, and writing critical essays.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

Offered through CTY Online.

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

Offered through CTY Online.

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

Offered through CTY Online.

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

Offered through CTY Online.

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)