• Social Studies, led by Mr. Chacon and Teacher Garcia as co-department chair, comprises the study of society. In these classes, students will learn how to read primary sources from across thousands of years, read social graphs, analyze political cartoons, and write original ideas using evidence. Our current political climate renders this department very important in developing our student's identity as a citizen and contributor, but also as a person who must make logical decisions based on facts and evidence. 

    Courses available include:

    9th Grade

    Intro to Law and Justice - Available to only Law Academy Students - Students learn basic fundamentals of law in the United States and examine real life court cases as they happen.

    Intro to Ethnic Studies - This course takes students on a survey trip around the world learning about different cultures.

    10th Grade

    Ethnic Studies in World History - Students learn about the start of the Industrial Age and the lasting impact of Imperialism on our society today.

    AP World History - Students take a college level course that covers all of human history. AP is not for smart students, but for hard workers. 

    11th Grade

    Ethnic Studies in US History - Students learn the foundations of the United States through politics, culture, wars and post-modernism.

    AP US History - Students learn indepth knowledge in this fast-paced, college level course.

    12th Grade

    Economics - Students will take a course on how money works in avariety of systems from around the world.

    Us Government - Students will learn the foundations, contradictions, and complexities of a democracy inside a republic. 

    We also offer AP Macro-Economics, AP Micro-Economics, and Chicano Studies.