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Important Dates

May 2014

May 26th- Memorial Day- No School

May 31 to June 5th- Final Exams

June 2014

June 4th- Last Day of School

June 5th- Graduation at Brighthouse Field

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Social Studies Department

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The Social Studies Department at Clearwater High offers students a chance to examine and analyze the interaction of humans throughout time.

 By offering courses in U.S., World and European History, the department allows students to understand the events, crisis and conflicts that shaped the world they live in.   Taking these courses, along with Human Geography allows students a true understanding of the world around them and how their actions impact that world.

 In American Government, students acquire the information needed to be an active participant in the United State’s representative government and better understand the workings of our government and political system.

Courses in Sociology and Psychology allow students to gain a working knowledge of how humans interact and why the act.  These courses provide students with the opportunity for exploration of the human mind and the human condition.  

Our Law Studies and Court Procedures courses are designed to give prospective lawyers, police officers and other law related practitioners a chance to experience what their future career will be like.

In Economics, students will learn about how scarce resources require all citizens of Earth to make quality decisions regarding the use of our planets resources.   Examinations of both the Micro and Macro economies provide students with the basic knowledge they will need to be successful financially and otherwise.

Our World Religions course allows students to learn about a faith other than their own.  By comparing and contrasting the major religions of the world, students can see that many similarities exist between the various religions and that there is much we can learn from our differences.

To assist our 9th graders as they transition to high school, the social studies department offers Personal, Career and Social Development.   This course provides 9th grade students with a chance to work on and improve the skills needed to achieve success, both academically and in life.

The Social Studies Department is:

Joel Melvin—Department Head—A.P. U.S. History and A.P. Macro and Microeconomics

Susan Cole---American Government and World History (CAICC)

Tim Hinz---A.P. World History, World History Honors and A.P. European History

Gary Dedinsky---A.P. United States History, Honors American History and A.P. American Government

Sharon Lunn---United States History

Kris Petika---United States History

Kara Betourne---Honors Economics

Dianne Rodriguez----Economics and American Government

Gregor Miller----World History

Corey  Snover---A.P. Human Geography and Law Studies/Court Procedures

Bryan Conley---American History and  World History

Ken Clawson---

Cara Ryan—Digital Media Production

Lesley Heinrich---World History and World History Honors

R. J. Denton—World History Honors and Sociology

David Hicks---Economics and A.P. Psychology

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