Academics
Departments

Social Studies

Overview

All students must complete three social studies credits, which must include Global History, United States History, and The Modern World or Modern America. Some students may take AP Human Geography in their junior year in place of The Modern World or Modern America. Students then have a choice of many electives in their junior and senior years.

Clubs & Activities

  • Rho Kappa (National Social Studies Honor Society)
  • National History Day Program
  • Model United Nations Team
  • Travel Study - Galápagos Islands and Ecuador (2020)Vietnam (2019), Spain and Portugal (2018), Cuba (2017), South Africa (2016)

Course Offerings

Freshman Year
  • Global History (College Prep or Honors)

Sophomore Year
  • United States History (College Prep, Honors, or AP)

Junior Year
  • The Modern World or Modern America (College Prep or Honors)
  • Selected students may take AP Human Geography

Electives
  • American Government (AP option)
  • AP US History
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP US History
    • Rho Kappa (National Social Studies Honor Society) Inductions

      Rho Kappa (National Social Studies Honor Society) Inductions

Highlight: National History Day

Ryan Folmer '96, Department Chair

All students participate in National History Day, a nation-wide program that promotes scholarly research, creative and critical thinking, and professional presentation of their work.

Mount Saint Joseph High School

Mount Saint Joseph is a Catholic, college preparatory school for young men sponsored by the Xaverian Brothers.