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About the Social Studies Department

Programming for 2019-2020 School Year




Programming for the 2019-2020 school year has started. Students will have an opportunity to choose which social studies course they would like to take next year. Below are the options by current grade level for 2019-2020. Some courses are Honors, Advanced Placement, or are a 2 year programs. If you have any questions please contact your current Social Studies teacher for clarification. 


Freshman Options For Next Year

  • World History CP

  • AP European History

    • Summer Assignment


Sophomore Options For Next Year

  • US History CP

  • AP US History

    • Summer Assignment

  • Media Academy (US History CP and Gov/Econ CP)

    • 2 yr program Junior/Senior year

    • Summer Assignment


Junior Options For Next Year

  • US Government CP/Economics CP

  • AP US Government/Economics CP

    • Summer Assignment

  • Media Academy (US History CP and Gov/Econ CP)

    • 2 yr program Jr/Sr Year (would be automatically enrolled from Jr year)

    • Summer Assignment

SRHS' Social Studies Goal

As educators in the field of history/social studies, we want our students to understand the complexity of the social, economic and political world in which we live in.  We want them to know their rights and responsibilities as American citizens.  We want them to understand the meaning of the Constitution as a social contract that defines our democratic government and guarantees our individual rights.  We want them to take active roles as citizens and to know how to work for change in a democratic society.  We want them to understand the value, the importance, and the fragility of democratic institutions.  We want them to develop a keen sense of ethics and citizenship.  And we want them to care deeply about the quality of life in their community, their nation, and their world.

About SRHS Social Studies


The Social Studies Department offers a program with levels in  AP and College Preparatory. The AP level includes AP European History AP United States History and AP Government & Politics.  The College Preparatory level includes World Cultures, World History, United States History, American Government and Economics. Additional classes using SDAIE are offered in World Cultures, World History, United States History, and Government/Economics. The Social Studies Department  has two inter disciplinary courses. The English and Social Studies curriculum in  9th and 10th grade is offered in the Banyan course and the 11th and 12th grade course is the Media Academy Experience (MAX). This academic academy connects curriculum in 11th and 12th grade Social Studies, English, and Media Technology.


WORLD CULTURES P (Semester) History and Politics

Bilingual Geography & World Cultures

AP European History

Max Academy

MEDIA Academy: U.S. History P

Media Academy:  U.S. Government P

Medial Academy:   Economics P (Looped)

U.S. History P

U.S. History P SDAIE

AP U.S. History



U.S. Government P (semester)

U.S. Government P SDAIE (semester)

AP U.S. Government and Politics

Economics P (semester)

Economics P SDAIE (semester)