In AP Microeconomics, students research income distribution data in the United States and around the world to compare Gini coefficients and the sources of economic inequality. Students further examine the causes of income and wealth inequality and make brief presentations on ways to mitigate income and wealth inequality, using correct economic terminology.Honors History: Race, Culture and Sport
In this course, students examine how changes in American sports are connected to an evolving American society. The course provides opportunities to examine the relationship between sports and nationalism, sports and politics, sports and the economy, sports and society change, sports and gender, and sports and American expansion through a combination of primary sources, articles, book chapters, films and articles on the sociology of sport. Class discussion is often used as a tool to further delve into what students have learned and observed in their own lives.
Our English curriculum includes voices critical of prejudice. Throughout freshman and sophomore English and the wide variety of English electives offered, cultural and personal themes across texts include struggles with alienation, identity, marginalization, inherited privilege, class struggle, nationalism, civil disobedience, as well as values such as courage, loyalty, individuality, resilience and self-expression.
Senior Capstone Program: Envision Your World
Each senior Capstone has at its core an essential question or challenge, and empowers students to use their cumulative learning to engage with this challenge. Students are able to choose from a variety of Capstone experiences, each embedded in a one-semester course, and each with a curricular focus on one or more of the pillars of Responsible Citizenship - Global Engagement, Inclusion, Economic Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Service Learning, Civic Engagement, Ethics and Sustainability.