Specialized Academic Instruction (SAI) American Government

Grade: 9-12


Semester/5 Credits

UC/CSU : Yes - "a"

Prerequisite: Individual Education Plan team recommendation

Our curriculum embeds the Common Core standards and follows the framework set forth in the California State Content Standards. While learning content, students will improve their reading and writing skills and will be encouraged to think critically. American Government introduces students to the requirements and demands of democratic citizenship. Students learn how our constitutional republic is organized and how it functions. Additionally, they analyze the nature and function of political relationships: citizen to citizen, citizen to local community, citizen to state, and citizen to the nation. In sum, the course provides students with the foundations essential for understanding the dynamics of American politics.