Course Descriptions

Social Studies

Economics

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: None

In this course, students study and compare the different economic systems of the world, as well as take an in-depth look at how the U.S. economy works. Some of the topics covered include: The law of Supply and demand; Competition models; International trade; Government spending; Commercial Banks and the Federal Reserve System; Income inequality, Unemployment and poverty; Labor unions and specialization of labor; Budgets and consumer assistance; and more. Students will explore these topics through online research assignments, hands-on interactive applications, and traditional lessons.

Psychology A

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: None

Students in this course will learn the basics of psychological theories and the founding contributors to the field of psychology in addition to the history of the science, the biology of the mind and methodologies of research. There is a final project.

Psychology B

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Psychology A

Students in this course will learn the basics of psychological theories and the founding contributors to the field of psychology in addition to the history of the science, the biology of the mind and methodologies of research. There is a final project.

US History & Constitution A

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Economics and US Government

This course is an in-depth study of our nation’s history. Students must complete US History & Constitution A and US History & Constitution B in order to satisfy the SC US History and Constitution requirement. At the end of the second course, the End of Course Exam (EOC) will be given. Content from both parts will be covered on the EOC.

From the early beginning of English colonization to the events leading up to World War I; this class covers many interesting topics.

US History & Constitution B

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: US History A, Economics, and US Government

This course is an in-depth study of our nation’s history from World War I through current day. Students must complete Early United State History and Constitution and US History and Constitution in order to satisfy the South Carolina US History and Constitution requirement. This course culminates with the state mandated End of Course Examination, covering material from both parts of the course.

US History & Constitution Honors A

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Recommendation of School Counselor , Economics, and US Government

US History and Constitution A requires students to complete lessons that meet all SC US History & Constitution standards plus additional lessons requiring research beyond the state requirements. Students completing this challenging course will earn honors credit and the affiliated elevated grade point average. From the early beginning of English colonization to the events leading up to World War I; this class covers many interesting topics.

At the end of the second course, the End of Course Exam (EOC) will be given. Content from both parts will be covered on the EOC.

US History & Constitution Honors A

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: Recommendation of School Counselor, US History & Constitution Honors A , Economics, and US Government

This course is the continuation of an in-depth study of our nation’s history from World War I through current day. This course culminates with the state mandated End of Course Examination, covering material from both parts of the course.

US Government

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 0.5

Prerequisite: None

US Government students learn the basics of American government including, history composition and general duties carried out by the three branches. Specific topics covered include the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution, the Continental Congress, the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, the Emancipation Proclamation, the US Supreme Court and other various topics leading up to the present government. This course satisfies the SC requirement for the study of US Government.

World Geography

Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Credit: 1.0

Prerequisite: None

This course explores the connection between the student and the world around them by emphasizing how geography and its related topics such as weather, climate, population density, and resource availability affect our lives every day.