The purpose of the social studies program is to motivate students to understand their heritage and their connection to the world. This is accomplished through critical reading, writing, and analytical thinking. It is our hope to prepare students for their role as responsible, intelligent, and active citizens in a democratic society.
Upon completion of the social studies program, the students will be able to recognize themselves as inheritors of the past and shapers of the future, to integrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes within the fields of social studies and across all disciplines.
The department reflects the mission of the school by challenging students with a demanding academic program. The curriculum emphasizes civic responsibilities, ethical and democratic principles necessary to everyday life.