Social Science
  • The goal of the Social Science and Global Studies Program is to help young people make meaningful contributions to the world by developing the ability to collaborate and communicate in making informed and reasoned decisions as citizens of a diverse, democratic society in an interdependent ever-changing world. To achieve this end, the Social Science and Global Studies offers an interdisciplinary study of citizenship and government, economics, geography and history as well as electives that span both the humanities and social sciences.

    Standard Diploma

    • 3 standard credits, 1 verified credit
    • Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include Virginia and U.S. history, Virginia and U.S. government, and one course in either world history or geography or both. The board shall approve courses to satisfy this requirement. Students who complete a career and technical education program sequence and pass an examination or occupational competency assessment in a career and technical education field that confers certification or an occupational competency credential from a recognized industry, or trade or professional association, or acquires a professional license in a career and technical education field from the Commonwealth of Virginia may substitute the certification, competency credential, or license for either a laboratory science or history and social science verified credit when the certification, license, or credential confers more than one verified credit. The examination or occupational competency assessment must be approved by the board as an additional test to verify student achievement.

    Advanced Diploma

    • 4 standard credits, 1 verified credit
    • Courses completed to satisfy this requirement shall include Virginia and U.S. history, Virginia and U.S. government, and two courses in either world history or geography or both. The board shall approve additional courses to satisfy this requirement.
Last Modified on January 21, 2024