Welcome to CHCCS Secondary Social Studies Page

  • In February of 2021, the State Board of Education approved the new K-12 social studies standards.  As a result, high school graduation requirements vary depending on what year students first entered grade 9.  

    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.

     

    Stduents and families may review the social studies standards for middle and high school courses below: 

     

    6th Grade    7th Grade     8th Grade      World History    Civic Literacy     American History    Economics & Personal Finance 

     

    Guidance Chart for Social Studies Graduation Requirements

     Students will take a Social Studies course during each year of their high school experience.  All students entering grade 9 in 2021-22 will be required to take and pass World History, Civics Literacy, American History and Economic and Personal Finance in order to graduate.  Academic and Honors levels are available in all four courses for Social Studies.  An Advanced Placement (AP) option is also available in place of the World History, Civic Literacy or American History courses.

     

    Please see the GRAD-008 policy for the college-level courses that can satisfy the graduation requirements

     

    Social Studies Courses to Satisfy Graduation Requirements

    Note: Districts and schools may offer these courses in any sequence that works best for them. 

    Note: Economics and Personal Finance is recommended as a junior or senior-level course.

    Year Entered

    Grade 9

    World History

    American History

    Founding Principles

    Fourth Social Studies Course

    2021-2022 and beyond

    World History

    American History

    The Founding Principles of the United States of America and North Carolina: Civic Literacy

    OR

     

    AP Government & Politics

     

    Economics and Personal Finance

    2020-2021

    World History

    American History I

    Or

    American History II

    Or 

    American History

     

     

    American History: Founding Principles, Civics and Economics

    Or

    The Founding Principles of the United States of America and North Carolina: Civic Literacy

    OR

     

    AP Government & Politics

     

     

    Economics and Personal Finance

    2014-2015 -

    2019-2020

    World History

     

     

    American History I

    Or

    American History II

    Or 

    American History

    American History: Founding Principles, Civics and Economics

    Or

    The Founding Principles of the United States of America and North Carolina: Civic Literacy

    Any other social studies course will meet this requirement (for example: 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 OR AP Government & Politics 
    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 or AP Government & Politics 
    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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