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Social Studies

Welcome to the Social Studies Department.

VGHS requires 3 credits of social studies to graduate. Specifically, students must successfully complete World History/Geography, American History, Government and Economics. Arizona universities require 2 years/units of Social Studies courses. One year/unit of history (including at least one course in American History) and one year/unit of an additional social science such as geography, government, psychology, anthropology, European or World History, economics, or sociology. In addition to the university and state requirements, all freshmen students in the District (except at DW) will be required to take 1 semester of either Geography or the World of Pre-AP World History, both of which count for elective credit.


Option 1

?Option 2 (Honors)


Geography of the World (1 semester) Pre-AP World History (1 semester)


World History/Geography AP World History


American History AP U.S. History


Government/FES AP Government/AP Economics
The following courses DO NOT COUNT FOR SOCIAL STUDIES CREDIT but do count for elective credit.

  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Psychology
  • Sociology

Steve Gibbons

Steven Koenigseder

Miciah McCarty

Annie Quick

Linda Russell

Christi Saucedo

Nathan Scheeler

Jason Scherr

Tracy Stuart

Jared Walther 
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