High School Social Studies Program

Help your student gain the perspective to take part in society on their terms.

How we guide your student

As your student engages more with the world, they face the challenge of integrating their values with those of the people around them. In society today, it’s not always easy for your student to live authentically, with an awareness of how culture shapes their thoughts. You want your student to live life as an independent thinker who is not afraid to challenge the status quo—to understand why society is the way it is and see how they can make it better. Our High School Social Studies Program prepares your student to live this kind of life.

Mentors in these courses focus on helping students become liberal artists: world-class readers, thinkers, writers, speakers, analysts, and problem-solvers. Students gain first-hand insight into the story of human society by reading the original works of history’s great thinkers, philosophers, historians, and political scientists. By studying these texts, students learn how to think about the constructs of human society and deepen their awareness of the traits of human nature. Each course includes projects designed to help students level-up their skills as liberal artists, including debates, simulations, diagrams, presentations, and discussions of current events.

As a result of completing these courses, students come to terms with the realities of human progress which, in turn, helps them accept and take greater ownership of their path. By examining both the brightest and the darkest moments in history, students naturally identify and develop the skills they need to play their part in moving society forward.

10th Grade Courses

U.S. History A
U.S. History B

Please note that program and course descriptions are subject to change as we continuously improve our curriculum throughout the year. Some courses require subscriptions e.g., Adobe software or online magazines that may not be covered by partner schools. Required books and materials are noted in this document, in SIS, and on individual course pages.