The Social Sciences DepartmentAP classes offered at all grade levels 9-12 | Updated and contemporized curriculum | New textbooks in core content areas for 2010-2011 | Standards-based grading
Explaining how the world we live in came to be and why it works the way it does.Student Experience The Social Studies Department welcomes students from diverse backgrounds and a variety of life experiences, challenging every individual to become more aware of the world around them. Each student is held to a high standard and is expected to push the limits of their abilities. Students have repeatedly praised Social Studies teachers, often labeling individual department members as “the best teacher I have ever had.”
Faculty and Resource Highlights- 10 teachers- 100% of faculty have, or are working toward graduate degrees- Department’s Deann Bucher coordinated revision of BVSD curriculum- Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Japanese Exchange Program, GSA, and trips to Europe- Faculty includes several pop-culture trivia geniuses!
Scroll down for moreAP United States History pass rate of 85%, compared with a national average of 53%. AP Human Geography qualifies for CU Denver credit through CU Succeed. Students have repeatedly demonstrated high levels of achievement and growth on BVSD Social Studies common assessments.
Kristin Kerr Gannon
AP United States History
– AP European History Student 2010-2011