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Course Description

Grade: 12

Credits 0.5

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.


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