High School History Courses

Students will examine the allocation of scarce resources and the economic reasoning used by government agencies and by people as consumers, producers, savers, investors, workers, and voters. Key elements of the course include the study of scarcity, supply and demand, market structures, the role of government, national income determination, money and the role of financial institutions, economic stabilization, and trade. Students will examine the key economic philosophies and economists who have influenced the economies around the world in the past and present. Informational text and primary sources will play an instrumental part of the study of economics where it is appropriate. 

US Government is a class which is designed to make students informed citizens, students.  It will look at the origins and role of government and the concept of citizenship, and how the principles upon which the United States government was formed affect their daily lives. After a look at the theories of government, students will examine the principles and structure of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Students will study the relationships among federal, state, and local governments, and then take a closer look at the organization of the federal government, with its legislative, judicial, and executive branches and the system of checks and balances.  

Personal Finance is a foundational course designed to inform students how individual choices directly influence occupational goals, future earning potential, and long term financial well-being. The standards in this course cover decision-making skills related to goal setting, earning potential, budgeting, saving, borrowing, managing risk, and investing. The course helps students meet the growing complexities of personal financial management and consumer decision making. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will understand how their decisions will impact their future financial well-being. 

In this course, students will learn about the role that human attitudes, values and behaviors have on promoting health and safety, learning skills, work productivity, and human development. Students will gain an understanding of the complexities of human thought and behavior, the factors related to the differences between people and the scientific methods that are at the core of the discipline. In lessons and exercises, students will directly apply knowledge gained to their daily lives.