Social Studies

The Social Studies program is designed to prepare students to take an active role in the affairs of their local, state, and national community.  It explores the traditions and ideals of our national heritage and their relationship to the history of the world.  The focus is on the process of reaching rational decisions based on facts gathered through research, the rules and responsibilities of a just society, the importance of economic and geographic relationships, and the richness of our history and its diversity.  With a thorough knowledge of the historic foundations, students develop the skills and competencies to become responsible citizens in our democratic society. Students must have a minimum of 3 Social Studies credits accumulated during grades 9-12 in order to qualify for graduation. Connecticut state law requires that all students pass a full-year course in U.S. History (1 credit) and a 1/2 year course in civics/American government (1/2 credit).  The 9th and 10th grade courses serve as the foundation for understanding world history.

Suggested Core Sequence

  • 9 – Social Studies 9
  • 10 - Modern World History 10 (1/2 year)
  • 10 - Civics (1/2 year)
  • 11 - U.S. History*
  • 11 and 12 - Electives

Bold indicates CT State requirement for graduation.
* AP U.S. History also fulfills this requirement.

Advanced Placement Suggested Core Sequence

  • 9 - AP Human Geography
  • 10 - AP World History
  • 11 - AP United States History
  • 11 or 12 - Civics Requirement or AP Government and Politics
  • 11 and 12 - Electives

Alternate Core Sequence

  • 9 – Social Studies 9
  • 10 - AP World History
  • 10 - Civics (1/2 year)
  • 11 - AP United States History
  • 11 and 12 Electives

Staff Contacts

NameTitle

Room

Phone
Lisa ForbesTeacher - Department Chair424(203) 977-4495
Katherine BegetisTeacher600 
Sheryl BerkleyTeacher407 
Richard CeroneTeacher & Athletic Director403(203) 977-4696
Kristine CoyleTeacher

411

 
Dan DevineTeacher610 
Kaylin EnglishTeacher603 
Charles HillTeacher

408

 
Tyson KubickTeacher

420

 
Raymond MazzaTeacher423 
David McFillinTeacher

415

 
Maria MiraballesTeacher433 
Avalyn Mitchell-SokolovicTeacher607 
Todd PageTeacher410 
Joseph PetroneTeacher

417

 
Owen SandovalTeacher - Bilingual

419

 
Scott StoneTeacher604 
Erin TaylorTeacher

418

 
Laura TintleTeacher

405

 
Patrick WhiteTeacher416 
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