Participation in Government and Economics

These two half year courses make up the social studies curriculum for senior year.  Both courses are required for graduation and are each worth a half credit.

Participation in Government, fondly known as PIG, gives students the opportunity to look at the government and their role in it.  They have the opportunity to examine public issues, think about the rights they are granted as citizens of this nation, and the responsibilities that go hand in hand with those rights.

Economics gives students the opportunity to not only learn a bit about business and the workings of our society, but also the chance to examine personal economics through various activities.  At the high school level, this course is approached at a practical level.  What do students need to know to make their way in the world independently.