Social Studies Department

  • Social Studies

    Three units in social studies are required for a South Carolina High School Diploma:  one unit in U.S. History, 1/2 unit in American Government, 1/2 unit in Economics, and one elective unit.  Many colleges require World History.

    Students who are striving to achieve the Academic Honors Medal upon graduation must take four units of social studies.  The following is the recommended sequencing of social studies courses for students:

    Social Studies Sequencing

    Pathways

    Freshmen

    Sophomores

    Juniors

    Seniors

    College Prep

    World Geography   

    World History

    US History

    Government/Economics

    Honors

    Honors World Geography

    Honors World History

    Honors US History

    Government/Economics

    Advanced Placement

    AP Human Geography

    AP European History

    AP US History

    Government/Economics