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Kimberlyn Weston [ firstname.lastname@example.org ], Coordinator
1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard
Stone Mountain, GA 30083
The primary purpose of social studies education is to help students become productive and responsible citizens. The social studies curriculum enables students to develop the ability to make informed decisions that balance concern for individual interests and the public good in a culturally diverse and interdependent world.
An excellent education in social studies is essential to civic competence and the maintenance and enhancement of a free and democratic society. Social studies teaching and learning are powerful when they are meaningful, integrative, value-based, challenging, and active.
-National Council for the Social Studies
High School electives, Advanced Placement (AP), and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses are offered in each school based on students' requests and available staff.
Social Studies students are encouraged to participate in academic competitions throughout the school year. Those competitions include:
Students in grades 3 - 8 take the social studies portion of the Criterion Reference Competency Test (CRCT) during the spring of each year. High School students also take state mandated assessments at the end of the United States History and Economics courses in the form of End of Course Tests (EOCT). The Georgia Department of Education provides study guides [ http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/ci_testing.aspx ] for these exams.