11th – 12th Grade / 2 Semesters / 1 Credit
Requirements: A PSAT content test score of 28+ on verbal sections, students must hold an 85 course average in the previous Social Science course. To continue from the fall into the spring semester, students must maintain both a 78% course average and a 78% test average.
Throughout the year, students prepare for the AP exam in U.S. Government and Politics. This course is designed as a college-level introduction to key political concepts and institutions, policies and behaviors typical of a constitutional system of the United States. Students will critically engage with U.S. foundational documents, Supreme Court decisions, and other texts. A main goal of this course is to understand the relationships and interactions between political institutions and individual behavior. This course gives a critical foundation for any student interested in public policy, political engagement, and international relations.