The Social Studies Department offers the following program of studies to achieve these goals. All students are required to pass U.S. History 1, U.S. History 2, and World History.
Students have an array of electives from which to choose including Psychology, Economics, Youth and Law and Advanced Placement (A.P.) AP U.S. History, AP World History, AP Human Geography, and AP Macroeconomiocs. All courses, required and elective, other than Honors and Advanced Placement, are mixed by ability.
The Honors option of required courses maintains an accelerated and challenging pace. The Advanced Placement courses in United States History, World History, Psychology, Human Geography, and Macroeconomics offer college-level academic experiences in preparation for those A.P. tests. These courses are designed for that purpose. It is strongly recommended that enrollees plan to take this test. Lengthy descriptions of these A.P. courses may be found at the following website.
Beyond the curricula, our department offers a variety of extracurricular activities for personal growth or vocational aspirations including the Psychology Club, Amnesty International Club, and other opportunities for service.
The Dartmouth High School Social Studies department aligned its requirements to meet the Social Studies MCAS requirement of the state of Massachusettes. Freshmen are required to take United States History 1, sophmores are required to United States History 2, and juniors take World History.