Designed for the highly motivated students, participants study political philosophies and process in the modern world. Emphasis is placed on constitutional law, civil rights, the legislative, executive and judicial processes, as well as politician action. Students complete research analyzing contemporary political issues. Teachers may choose to implement the We the People program (in part or whole) as part of the curriculum in a non-competitive environment. Students demonstrate the knowledge and skills to function as a reflective, responsible citizen in our democratic society. This course fulfills the American Government graduation requirement. Students may choose to take the Advanced Placement (AP) United States Government and Politics Exam.
Note: This course earns a weighted grade and requires more in-depth study of the curriculum. Students should carefully consider the extra time needed for this more challenging course. This course is eligible for college credit.