12th Grade Social Science Courses
This course seeks to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and values required for effective, responsible citizenship in a democratic society. Attention will be focused on understanding the structures, functions, and processes of government at the local, state, and national levels.
The course covers introductory economic terminology, the market system, the nature of business in the United States, personal investment and finance, labor issues, macroeconomic problems and policies, and international economics. The course uses a variety of individual and group assessments, projects and simulations throughout the semester to gauge student understanding of the material.
AP Government and Politics United States/Economics Honors
This course is designed for students who want to prepare to take the AP exam in American Government. The fall semester will explore the regular American Government course content in more depth and stress writing analysis. The spring semester Economics course will include an emphasis on political implications of economic questions to help broaden student preparation for the AP Government and Politics Exam. The fall portion of the course is designated as a college-level AP course.