High School Social Studies

Through the FCPS social studies program students develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to be productive, informed, empowered and participatory members of our diverse democratic society and global community.

The high school social studies program:

  • Provides instruction in the core courses of American Studies 2, American Government and Modern World History.
  • Encourages students to select electives from a wide range of courses such as Black & African American Studies, Economics, Geography, Law and Society, National and Global Issues, Psychology, Sociology and World War 2.
  • Provides opportunities for Advanced Placement courses in United States History, Modern 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, Theory of Knowledge and Economics.
  • Encourages participation in extracurricular activities such as National History Day, Mock Trial, Frederick County Association of Student Councils (FCASC), Maryland General Assembly Page Program, Model U.N., Econ Challenge and Law Day.