• AP Government - Following a nationally approved curriculum, students explore US political philosophy, institutions, and politics.  In May, students can choose to complete a national exam for college credits. 1 year.  Grade 12
     
    AP Human Geography - This subject takes fields of study like physical geography, politics, culture, economics, and even food, and ties them all together for a more complete picture of the world in which we live.  Students will explore the relationships between human activities and the spaces they occur.  Grades 9-12
     
    AP World History - a study of the entire history of humanity with a distinctly non-Western focus. To manage the scope of a course of this nature the AP World History course is composed of six chronological periods viewed through the lens of related key concepts and course themes, accompanied by a set of skills that clearly define what it means to think historically. 1 year.  Grades 9, 10, 11, or 12
     
    Human Geography - Surveying world regions, students learn physical and cultural geography while increasing geographic skills.  1 year. Grades 9, 10, 11 or 12
     
    History of Human Rights - The study of human rights is a story of hope, determination, and justice. This class will allow students to empathize and relate to different countries, religions, genders, races, and the similar needs that all people share. We will explore the beginnings and evolution of human rights worldwide and in our country, how and why they changed and the people who fought for them. 1 semester. Grades 10, 11 or 12 
     
    History of Rock and Roll - a study of where rock music started, how it evolved, its highs and lows, its outlaws and visionaries, and how it changed social history by combating racism and challenging the establishment with alternate lifestyles and fashions. 1 semester. Grades 10, 11 or 12
     
    IB History of the Americas (Part 1 of 2) With an emphasis on analytical thinking and writing, students review U.S., Latin American, and Canadian development through the 20th century.  They explore 3 themes in depth to prepare them for assessments senior year.  1 year.  Grade 11
     
    IB History 20th Century Topics (Part 2 of 2) With emphasis on analysis and writing, students study 20th Century global topics (causes and effects of wars, WWI, WWII, and the Cold War).  Students investigate a historical topic of their choice, and prepare for internal and international assessments. 1 year.  Grade 12
     
     
     
     
  • IB Philosophy - a systematic critical inquiry into profound, fascinating and challenging questions: What is it to be human? Do we have free will? What do we mean when we say something is right or wrong? These abstract questions arise out of our everyday experiences, and philosophical tools such as critical and systematic thinking, careful analysis, and construction of arguments provide the means of addressing such questions.  1 year.  Grades 11-12
     
    IB Theory of Knowledge - explore and reflect on the nature of knowledge and the process of knowing. Students reflect on the knowledge, beliefs and opinions that they have built up from their years of academic studies and their lives outside the classroom. The course is intended to be challenging and thought-provoking—as well as empowering—for students. The course centers on the exploration of knowledge questions, which are a key tool for both teachers and students. 1 year. Grades 11-12
     
    Psychology through Film - Students examine human development, cognition, personality, assessment, mental health, and the socio-cultural and biological bases of behavior.  1 semester.  Grades 10, 11, or 12
     
    Sociology & Criminology - Students study society to learn how it works with examinations of patterns of human and societal beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors (sociology) first quarter.  They explore laws, crimes, the criminal mind, police, and corrections (criminology) second quarter.  1 semester.  Grades 10, 11, or 12
     
    Truth in MediaAs a student in this one semester course, you will investigate visual and written messaging to get to the “truest” story that you can find. You will analyze and evaluate different sources and forms of digital and print media to improve your skills of determining fact from fiction, while increasing your awareness of bias and stereotyping by examining the role of media and culture. 1 semester.  Grades 10, 11, or 12
     
    U.S. Government & Political Economy -  Students learn about how government functions through study, investigation, and discussion of the Constitution, institutions of government, U.S. economic system, and major political processes of the American system. 1 year.  Grade 12
     
    U.S. History - Quarter 1 students review America’s evolution through the Civil War era. Quarters 2, 3, and 4, students study U.S. history from the 19th through the early 21st Century. 1 year. Grade 11