The Woodside High School Social Studies department offers four required courses and three electives.
Freshmen: Life Skills / World Studies 1 and 2 - Life Skills focuses on decision making, mental, social and community health, and substance abuse. World Studies provides an overview of the history, geography and culture of the non-western world. Levels- regular and LEP*.
Sophomores: Modern European History - A study of the history and geography of Europe. Levels - regular and LEP*, and Advanced Placement.
Juniors: United States History - A study of the history of the United States with a focus on the 20th century. Levels - regular, LEP*, and Advanced Placement
Seniors: American Government and Economics (one semester of each). Each course is a survey of the major concepts and structures of government and economic systems. Seniors also complete a required individual research project, the SEP (Senior Exhibition Project). Levels - regular and LEP*.
Electives: Anthropology, Psychology, Debate and Public Leadership. These courses are open primarily to juniors and seniors. * Debate and Public Leadership is open to all grade levels.
* LEP= Limited English Proficient - for English language learners newer to the country.