Social Studies Department
The WRHS Social Studies Department, by encouraging a thorough examination of historical and current topics and issues, fosters in students the critical thinking skills necessary to live a productive life as a citizen of America and the world. Students must take three required courses in Grades 9-11, and then may choose from a variety of elective classes during senior year.
In addition to its course offerings, the social studies department offers a variety of co-curricular activities. Among these are Model U.N., Student Government Day participation, Humanities Scholars Collaborative, and a host of clubs and other activities.
Social Studies Program
WRHS students must earn 15 credits in social studies to graduate. Ten of those credits must come in U.S. History. Following the standard WRHS social studies sequence, students will take World History II (the Enlightenment through the 21st century) in Grade 9, U.S. History I (French and Indian War to the end of the 19th century) in Grade 10, and U.S. History II (20th century through today) in Grade 11. Social studies courses are offered at the AP, Honors, AF, and AE levels. Some students may opt for an advanced social studies sequence: Honors World History II in the 9th grade, AP World History in the 10th grade, Honors U.S. History I in the 11th grade, and AP U.S. History in the 12th grade. The complete Social Studies Department Program Guide gives detailed descriptions of the courses, sequences and prerequisites of the department.
Complete List of Social Studies Classes and Faculty
2017 Midyear Exam Study Guides