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   Honors Civics
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    Honors Civics will provide a comprehensive background for the understanding of United States citizenship and the foundations and operation of American government. Students will apply this understanding to our nation, function of government, and election issues. This course will emphasize civic participation by the students. Honors civics will mirror the concepts of the civics course, but at an accelerated pace. ​College credit (3 cr) is available for this course through Carlow University. Click ​here​ for more information on Dual Enrollment.
PREREQUISITES: Student must have all of the following:
● A in Early American History.
● Composite score of Proficient or Advanced on PSSA Reading. OR;
● Teacher recommendation.
   AP United States History
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    Advanced Placement American History is a college level course in American History. Examinations, essays, research work, and supplemental reading ​assignments​ are similar to those given at the university level, in an American History survey course. This course is offered to those students who excel in the social studies and/or those students who have an intense interest in American History.
Students will be required to complete a summer assignment assigned by the classroom teachers. Students will also complete a research assignment to fulfill the final examination requirement. In order to receive weighted grading credit for the class, students must earn a B or better in the class (click ​here​ for AP policy).
​When a student takes Advanced Placement American History in grade 11, they must take Advanced Placement European History or World Cultures in grade 12 to meet Pennsylvania state standards. ​College credit (6 cr) is available for this course through Carlow University. Click h​ ere​ for more information on Dual Enrollment.
PREREQUISITES: Student must have all of the following:
● A in Modern American History.
● Composite score of Proficient or Advanced on PSSA Reading.
● Composite score of Proficient or Advanced in all 3 Keystone Exams. OR;
● Teacher Recommendation.
    World Cultures
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   11-12
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    This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding and appreciation of the following geographic regions and countries: the Soviet Union, South Asia, East Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Emphasis will be placed on the major cultural and political structures of the world, with emphasis on the historic development of the culture and its present pattern. ​College credit (3 cr) is available for this course through Carlow University. Click here​ for more information on Dual Enrollment.
PREREQUISITES: Student must have the following:
● Modern American History or Modern American History Foundations.
   World Cultures Foundations
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    World Cultures Foundations mirrors the World Cultures curriculum. Instructional support and academic assignments vary depending upon class needs. This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding and appreciation of the following geographic regions and countries: Europe, the Soviet Union, South Asia, East Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Emphasis will be placed on the major cultural and political structures of the world, with emphasis on the historic development of the culture and its present pattern.
This course is not approved for ​NCAA credit​. PREREQUISITES: Student must have all of the following:
● Modern American History or Modern American History Foundations.
● Composite score of Basic or Below Basic on English Keystone. OR;
● Teacher recommendation.
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