• Social Studies Department

  • Our Curriculum

    GSA requires students to complete three years of social studies courses in order to graduate. One of those three courses must be United States history. GSA's Social Studies Department offers courses across a wide range of topics, disciplines, and skill levels to challenge and meet the needs of all our students. There is a common core of study that all students pursue in their first three years at GSA. In addition, juniors and seniors are offered a wide range of electives. The following classes are currently offered.

    9th grade

       Introduction to Social Science
       Introduction to Social Science Honors

    10th grade

       World History
       World History Honors

    11th grade

       U.S. History
       Advanced Placement (AP) US History

    11th and 12th grade electives 

       From WWII to Vietnam
       Current Affairs
       Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography
       The Holocaust


    View the Social Studies course map and course descriptions.
    View the complete 2018-19 Program of Studies.