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World Culture Geography (1 credit)
Grade 9
Global Studies provides students with interdisciplinary knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to meet responsibilities as citizens of their community, state and nation and prepares them to live in an increasingly interdependent and complex global society.

AP Human Geography (1 credit)
Grade 9
This “real life” college-level course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use and alteration of the Earth’s surface. It examines human social organization and interaction with the physical environment. Sample themes include population, culture, geography, urban patterns, and economic development. A strong emphasis is placed on reading comprehension, higher level thinking and writing skills. AP test is administered and required in May.
Prerequisites: Teacher or Guidance recommendation based on academic history, work ethic, and test scores.

World History (1 credit)
Grade 10
This course is the chronological development of civilization. Topics include geographic, time-space relationships, rise of civilization, religions, political and economic systems, interaction of science and society, influence of major historical figures and events, cultural diversity, global phenomenon of nationalism, international relations and contemporary world affairs.

AP World History (1 credit)
Grades 10
This college-level course will provide students a greater understanding of the development of human civilization. Student will analyze the interaction of civilizations and explore the challenges faced in various regions. The course highlights the nature of changes in international frameworks and their causes and consequences, as well as comparisons among major societies.
Prerequisites: teacher or guidance recommendation, academic history and test scores.

American History (1 credit)
Grade 11 
This course includes chronological development of the U.S. with emphasis on the twentieth century. It examines the political, economic, social, religious, cultural and military events affecting growth of the nation. It reviews age of discovery to reconstruction. Topics include industrialization, foreign policy, influence of major figures/events, economic cycles, evolution of life-styles and ideals, urbanization, reform and contemporary issues.

AP U.S. History (1 credit) Grade 11
This nationally-designed college-level survey course focuses on analytical skills and factual knowledge to deal critically with problems, content and materials of American historic development. It includes themes and change, generalizations, analysis, evaluation, prediction, interpretation, and comparisons based on primary sources and historiography. Essay skills emphasized. AP test is administered and required in May.
Prerequisites: teacher or guidance recommendation, academic history and test scores.

American Government (.5 credit) Grade 12
Topics for this course include the analysis of documents shaping political traditions (Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill
of Rights); roles of three branches of government at local, state and national levels; evolving role of political parties and interest groups in determining policy; rights and responsibilities of citizens; importance of inpidual civic participation in democratic and political process.

AP United States Government (.5 credit) Grade 12
Students acquire a critical perspective of politics and government in the United States. They learn general concepts used to interpret American politics and analyze specific case studies. Students also become familiar with the various institutions, groups, beliefs and ideas that constitute the American political perspective. This course will meet graduation requirement for American Government and is required for all students. AP test is administered and required in May.

 
Economics (.5 credit)
Grade 12
Blended Economics with Financial Literacy: Using the FLVS curriculum students will recognize examples of economics in your daily life. Students will see how the economic choices of larger groups, like businesses and governments, affect students and others. As students progress through the course, students will recognize that the costs and benefits of choices connect individuals and groups around the world. The purpose of this course is to help students become a smart consumer who understands the flow of an economy between individuals, businesses, governments, and the rest of the world.

Prerequisites: Teacher or Guidance recommendation, academic history and test scores.

AP Economics (Macroeconomics) (.5 credit)
Grade 12
This college-level course provides students with opportunities to develop analytical skills and factual knowledge necessary to deal critically with problems, content, and materials of economics. Content will be focused on a comprehensive study of the ways societies organize to utilize limited resources to satisfy unlimited wants. AP exam will be given in May. This course meets the graduation requirement for economics. AP test is administered and required in May.
Prerequisites:  Teacher or Guidance recommendation, academic history and test scores.

AP United States Government (.5 credit) Grade 12
Students acquire a critical perspective of politics and government in the United States. They learn general concepts used to interpret American politics and analyze specific case studies. Students also become familiar with the various institutions, groups, beliefs and ideas that constitute the American political perspective. This course will meet graduation requirement for American Government and is required for all students. AP test is administered and required in May.
Prerequisites: Teacher or Guidance recommendation, academic history and test scores.