The Woodside High School Social Science department offers four required courses and two electives.
Freshmen: Life Skills / Ethnic Studies - Life Skills focuses on decision making, mental, social/ community health, and substance abuse. Ethnic Studies- students will develop the skills to critically examine local, national, and global histories through the lens of race, gender, and class.
Sophomores: Modern European History - A study of the history and geography of Europe. LEP* and AP* offered.
Juniors: United States History - A study of the history of the United States with a focus on the 20th century. LEP* and AP* offered.
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 the Senior Thesis, a required individual research project. LEP* offered.
Electives: Anthropology and Psychology. These courses are open primarily to juniors and seniors.*
* LEP= Limited English Placement - for English language learners new to the country. *AP- Advanced Placement.