• Social Studies Department


    Starting with the Class of 2024, our students have four required courses within the social studies department.  This includes:

    • World History (or AP World History)
    • Civic Literacy (or AP Government & Politics)
    • American History (or AP US History)
    • Economics & Personal Finance

    Elective courses within the social studies department include the following:

    • African American Studies
    • Contemporary Law & Justice
    • Conversations in Diversity
    • Holocaust & Genocide
    • Psychology
    • AP course options include European History, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Psychology.

    Exact course offerings each year are based on student demand and availability of staff.


    If you have questions about our Social Studies Department, please feel free to contact Department Co-Chairs Shannon Rybarczyk (srybarczyk@wcpss.net) and Adam Sanders (asanders7@wcpss.net).