Social Studies

Social Studies courses explore relationships among individuals in various societies and between societies. You examine cultural, economic, ethical, legal, political and religious issues that communities face. These courses focus on understanding: who am I, what kind of society do I want, and how do I and others shape our world?

Advanced Placement®

Social Studies Pre-AP 10-1, Social Studies Pre-AP 20-1, Social Studies 30-1 AP

This series of Advanced Placement courses allows students the opportunity to explore the history of Europe in greater depth. Students will examine the cultural, diplomatic, economic, intellectual, political and social history of Europe from 1450 to the present. There will also be a focus on how this history relates to today’s world. Topics include the Renaissance, the French Revolution, the Enlightenment, the World Wars, and many more. Skills including historical interpretation, research and document analysis will be incorporated. Students will improve their critical thinking skills and broaden their perspective on the world. Students will demonstrate their knowledge with both multiple choice and written response questions on the AP exam in May.

Diploma Path | -1 and -2 Course Sequences

Social 10-1, 20-1, 30-1 

- examine historical and contemporary aspects and relationships among citizenship, identity and:
       - globalization in 10-1

       - nationalism in 20-1

       - ideologies, such as liberalism, in 30-1

       - including relationships between ideologies and citizenship

Social 10-2, 20-2, 30-2
- explore historical and contemporary aspects and relationships among citizenship, identity and:

      - globalization in 10-2
      - nationalism in 20-2
      - ideologies, such as liberalism, in 30-2

Certificate of High School Achievement Path | -4 Course Sequence

Social 10-4, 20-4
- connect your learning to everyday experiences as you respond to key questions:

- “Should we embrace globalization?” in 10-4

- “Should we embrace nationalism?” in 20-4

- emphasize the importance of diversity and respect for differences to promote a sense of belonging and acceptance

Changing Course Sequence

At Dr. E.P. Scarlett we support students in selecting courses that match their goals and learning style. In CBE high schools, meeting with your subject teacher to review your work and the outcomes of a course is the first step in a course sequence transfer process. You may initiate this process, or your teacher may also invite you to do this with them. Before any course sequence transfer is finalized, however, your principal or assistant principal and the Learning Leader of the subject will be brought into the conversation. If you are under eighteen, your parent or guardian will also be part of the discussion. In high school, a 50% minimum is required to progress to the next level course within in a course sequence. Nonetheless, it is strongly recommended that students achieve 65% in the previous requisite course prior to moving to the next course in the course sequence.

Changing Course Sequences: Teacher recommendations are made with great care and attention. They are based upon ensuring students have the necessary foundation in place to achieve success in their registered course. Changes to this process can only be achieved through the following steps:

  • Consultation with the subject teacher and/or Student Services.
  • Teacher or Learning Leader calls the parent.
  • Change Form signed if the parent is in agreement.
  • Team Learning Leader approval & signature, prior to any made changes. 


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