Social Studies

experiencing the past

Vision

English Language Arts encourages students to find their “voices” as they collaborate with world literature and complex texts. The study of English further develops their communication skills and cultural expression.  Students reflect rigorous critical-thinking at all levels of literacy from English Learners to students with special needs and to IB “Diploma Programme” participants.

Mission

Our mission is to provide a quality arts and educational experience that is creative and challenging to all students who have an interest or passion for the arts.  The integration of an education which supports the A-G requirements for college admission and a visual and performing arts theme will provide opportunities to increase student engagement and participation, promote the arts as an essential part of life by making connections to student life experiences and global issues, to promote visual and artistic literacy and create a lifelong passion for the arts.

What Distinguishes the Social Studies Department?

With the Social Studies department, students were thrown into time with learning about the past, and having a deep understanding of how it effects the future.  Many students endure their Government class, while others could sit there for hours listening to their teachers lecture about the Great Depression.  Although for many students, learning about the past can be difficult, the Social Studies department ensures that the students appreciated the hard work of the ancestors of the past.  To do so, we provide:

*Fall & Spring Drama Performances

*Drama and Music Productions

*Showcase student work in galleries

*Painting, ceramics, drama courses

 

*Active alumni support

 

*Winter & Spring Concerts

 

*Winter & Spring Talent Shows

 

*End of Year Senior Awards Luncheon

Partnerships

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Field Trips

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Faculty Members of Social Studies

Bertha Aguilar, Karla Alvarez, Alva Bergman, Sara Breuninger, Stephen Burrell, Angie Coronel, Jeff Combe, Samiri Dabiri, Tim Davis (me), Rebecca Garcia, Carol Gorenberg, Arlene Hayes, Andrew Johnson, Veronica LaJambe, Nobuku Miyoshi, Angelo Mojica, Eddy Martinez, Ms. Nabavi, Jill Papineau, Bita Pirzadeh, Richard Price, Martha Ramirez;

 

*Admin = Manuela Hernandez