History and Social Studies

Three years of history and social studies are required for graduation. Ninth grade students will study Multicultural America, and tenth grade students will take Contemporary World History or AP European History. Juniors and seniors will have several options and will choose from a set of electives. AP United States History and Urban Research and Design are offered every year, while Machine Learning and the Social Implications of Artificial Intelligence; Genocide: Global Perspectives on Crimes Against Humanity; American Constitutional Law; Power and Protest: Social Reform Movements in America since 1945; Politics, Principles, and Public Policy; Memory, Culture, and Identity; Modern Middle East History; Russian History; American Foreign Policy; American Environmental History; and Topics in History will be offered on a rotating basis, and any of them can be taken to fulfill the required third year of study. Our elective offerings are planned on a two-year cycle, and we select courses designed to appeal to students' wide-ranging interests and to keep pace with global trends and events.


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Ninth Grade

Tenth Grade

Eleventh and Twelfth Grades

The following are year-long, college-preparatory courses open to eleventh and twelfth grade students during the 2020-2021 school year. If sufficient interest exists, AP courses will run every year.

Offered in 2021 - 2022

The following Topic-Based Courses will be offered in the 2021-2022 school year.

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Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Allison Park, PA 15101
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