High School Social Studies

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    High School students have 18 courses to choose from in the Social Studies curriculum with varying intensities. Some of these courses last an entire year and count for two credits. Others last a semester and count for one credit. The list below includes standard courses, Advanced Placement courses.

    There are three high school level social studies courses required for graduation: US History, Economics and Civics. US History is a year-long course that may be taken during a student's sophomore or junior year. Economics and Civics are each one semester courses that may be taken during a student's junior or senior year. Students may also choose to take an Advanced Placement (AP) course to fulfill these requirements. AP US History, AP Macroeconomics, and AP US Government and Politics fulfill the graduation requirements.

    Students can find out more about when their schools offer each option and which make most sense for them by talking to their school guidance counselors.

    The following courses are offered to U-46 high school students. Click the course titles below for class descriptions and credit information.

  • Click here to read the class descriptions and pre-requisites for each course.