The social studies program is organized around the student ’s need to understand and function satisfactorily in group life. A variety of courses is offered to meet student needs and interests and to meet requirements. Three units are required for graduation. One unit must be in United States History. One-half unit must be in American government and one-half unit must be in Economics. World History is recommended for college-bound students. The other unit may be selected from the remaining list of social studies courses, but the student chooses courses with the guidance of teachers, counselors and parents. The course descriptions for college prep and advanced levels of instruction are similar; however, the pace, the expectations, and the assessment will be different.