Social Studies
By the end of the 12th grade, the student will have a knowledge of factors shaping human behavior and the interdependence of people. Students will master skills in locating, compiling and weighing evidence; in examining their values, in formulating a personal philosophy, and they will be able to recognize contributions of past and present cultures by incorporating them into a commitment to equal rights and opportunities. Students must take at least three credits in social studies in order to fulfill graduation requirements. Modern World History, Modern U. S. History and Civics are required courses for freshmen, juniors, and seniors respectively. A sequence may be completed by electing one to four additional courses from the following: Concepts in Social Studies, Russian History, Chinese History, Connecticut History, Criminology, Introduction to Psychology, A. P. European History, and Native American History.