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Name Classes Taught
Kelsey Allen  AP Psychology, US Government, Psychology
Mike Brooks AP World History
Beth Burton, Dept. Chair
AP US Government and Politics, IB Theory of Knowledge, IB European History
Miroslaba Encisco  US Government, World History
Paul Gadbois Economics
John Garrett  World History, Economics, U.S. History
Randy Gilzean
U.S. History, World History
J Howell World History 
Tom Stevens  World History 
Mike Vought
AP U.S. History, AP Economics
Ryan Parker AP U.S. History, U.S. History

The Social Science Department offers a full College Preparatory and Advanced Placement sequence of instruction. 

Students in grade 10 may enroll in CP World History in which they study the major turning points that shaped the modern world, from the late eighteenth century through the present. For students seeking a more rigorous course they may enroll in AP World History. At the conclusion of the AP course students may sit for the exam and potentially earn college credit.   

Students in grade 11 study the development of U.S. democratic ideals and the major turning points in American history in the 20th century. Students may also enroll in the AP US History course and at the conclusion of the AP course students may sit for the exam and potentially earn college credit.   

During grade 12, students pursue a deeper understanding of U.S. national, state and local government. and they study the basic principles of economics.The CP courses are semester long. Students may also enroll in AP US Government and Politics and AP Macroeconomics. The AP courses allow for students to sit for both exams and potentially earn college credit. 

All classes meet the California History-Social Science Content Standards for California Public Schools for Grades 9-12.

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In Loving memory of Brett Silva

Photo of smiling Brett Silva

Brett Silva 

September 17, 1963 - January 22, 2017


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