High School Social Studies

Through the FCPS social studies program students learn to value and understand democratic beliefs and behavior and to act responsibly in the global community. They study commitment to human dignity and justice and how democratic process works.

The social studies program:

  • Provides instruction in the core courses of Government, Modern World History, and American Studies 2
  • Encourages students to select electives from a wide range of courses such as Economics, Geography, Law and Society, National and Global Issues, Psychology, and Sociology
  • Provides opportunities for advanced, honors level study in Advanced Placement courses in United States History, World History, European History, Psychology, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, United States Government and Politics, Comparative Government and Politics.
  • Offers International Baccalaureate classes in History of Europe and History of the Americas in both higher and standard levels and in Theory of Knowledge
  • Encourages participation in curricular activities inside and outside the classroom such as National History Day, Mock Trial, Frederick County Association of Student Councils, State Page selection, Model U.N., Law Day, and Fed Challenge