World History I is a general introduction to the study of history and to some of the major developments, personalities and events that have shaped the modern world. Topics for study are drawn from across the world during the time frame from the Late Paleolithic to the Renaissance and serve as vehicles for the development and improvement of a wide range of student skills, including critical reading, formal essay writing, group collaboration, and primary document analysis. This year-long course is a requirement for freshmen.
U.S. History is an introduction to important events, personalities, and ideas which have shaped American culture and which continue to influence it today. The further development of historical reasoning skills and writing skills introduced in World History I and World History II is a priority. This year-long course is a requirement for juniors not enrolled in AP U.S. History.