The focus of the Social Studies Department is to provide opportunities for students to become actively engaged in their surroundings. With an emphasis on global thinking and active citizenship, while providing opportunities for students to find their voice, the Social Studies Department has a variety of courses for students to explore their interest.
Geneva High School requires a minimum of 2.5 credits in Social Studies which includes a World History course, a United States History course, and a Government course which also fulfills the Constitution Test requirement for graduation. Elective courses are available and students are highly encouraged to enroll in any of these courses, as most competitive universities recommend between 3 and 4 Social Studies credits for their enrollment.
Elective Courses available in Social Studies are:
Contemporary American Issues
Contemporary Global Issues
Political Campaigns and Elections
The Social Studies Department offers a variety of extra-curricular activities:
- Model United Nations
- Capitol Forum
- Local Government Day
- Social Studies National Honors Society