Welcome to CHCCS Secondary Social Studies Page

  • UPDATES to High School Social Studies Sequencing:

    About every seven years the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) engages in a curriculum review and revision process for every subject area and makes adjustments and changes to curriculum and sometimes graduation requirements.  The North Carolina Social Studies curriculum review and new standards were approved in February of 2021.  As a result,  your student’s social studies graduation requirements vary depending on what year they first entered high school.  

    For information about the new standards you may access the webiste here: NCDPI Social Studies Google Site

    You may access the High School Course Book here: CHCCS 2021-22 High School Course Book

     

    2021-2022

    2022 - 2023

    2023-2024

    2024-25

    Class of 2022

    American History 2 or a social studies elective 

         

    Class of 2023

    American History*

    Economics and Personal Finance or a social studies elective 

       

    Class of 2024

    Civic Literacy

    American History

    Economics and Personal Finance

    or a social studies elective 

     

    Class of 2025

    World History

    Civic Literacy

    American History

    Economics and Personal Finance

    *Some rising 11th graders may have already taken AH 2 by their junior year.  Your guidance counselor can advise you on an alternate in this situation.

     

    ***AP World History does count towards the World History graduation credit, however it is an extremely rigorous course that students would experience the greatest success with their senior year as opposed to their freshman year when most students take World History or Honors World History.

     

    Below are the graduation requirements for our RISING 12th graders:

    1. World History
    2. American History: Founding Principles, Civics and Economics 
    3. American history courses which shall be either:
    • American History I and American History II OR
    • American History I or II and another Social Studies course OR
    • AP US History AND another social studies elective

     

    Below are the graduation requirements for our RISING 11th graders:

    1. World History
    2. American History: Founding Principles, Civics and Economics 
    3. American History (NEW) or AP US History
    4. Economics and Personal Finance or a social studies elective

     

    Below are the graduation requirements for our RISING 10th graders.

     

    1. World History**
    2. Founding Principles of the United States of America and North Carolina:  Civic Literacy
    3. American History**
    4. Economics and Personal Finance

     

    Below are the graduation requirements for our RISING 9th graders.

    Ninth graders will take one of three courses (1) World History (2) Honors World History (3) AP World Modern** . Additionally, students must follow the outlined sequence. 

    1. World History**
    2. Founding Principles of the United States of America and North Carolina:  Civic Literacy
    3. American History**
    4. Economics and Personal Finance

     

    **AP World History and AP US History may be substituted for World History and American History requirements in these situations. Please Note: AP World History does count towards the World History graduation credit; however, it is an extremely rigorous course that students would experience the greatest success with their senior year as opposed to their freshman year when many students take World History or Honors World History.  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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