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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.

Program of Studies
for the 2018 - 2019 School Year

Social Studies


The purpose of history and social studies is to prepare students to ask and seek answers to meaningful questions and prepare them with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become informed participants in an ever-changing global community and to act responsibly to improve its condition.


The course progressions listed below reflect only a typical sequence.


Grade 9
Grades 10 - 12

Full Year Courses:
Modern World History

Semester courses (available to 9th grade students who have either completed or are concurrently enrolled in Modern World History):

Classical Studies

History of Modern Warfare

Introduction to Anthropology - Hall Only

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Sociology - Hall Only

Latin American Studies
Local History - Conard Only

Modern Africa & the Middle East
Sociology of the Family - Conard Only

Full Year Courses:

Advanced Placement Economics (ECE)


Advanced Placement Modern European History


Advanced Placement Psychology


Advanced Placement United States History


United States History


United States History & the African American Experience


Semester Courses:

Advanced Placement Government and Politics
American Government
Classical Studies

Genocide Studies
History of Modern Warfare

Human Rights (ECE)

Introduction to Anthropology - Hall Only
Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Sociology - Hall Only

Latin American Studies
Local History - Conard Only

Modern Africa & the Middle East
Sociology of the Family - Conard Only

**Students are required to complete 3 credits of Social Studies for graduation. These credits must include: 1 of Modern World History, 1 of U.S. History, and .5 of American Government.


  • Advanced Placement Economics
  • Advanced Placement Modern European History
  • Advanced Placement Psychology
  • Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics
  • Advanced Placement United States History
  • American Government
  • Classical Studies
  • Genocide Studies
  • History of Modern Warfare
  • Human Rights
  • Introduction to Anthropology - Hall Only
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology - Hall Only
  • Latin American Studies
  • Local History - Conard Only
  • Modern Africa & the Middle East
  • Modern World History
  • Sociology of the Family - Conard Only
  • United States History
  • United States History & the African American Experience

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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