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The Academy for World Affairs

Description

The Academy for World Affairs is designed to attract students who strive to apply their academic preparation in math, science, English and social studies to gain multiple perspectives and understandings of global issues and foreign policy. This academy will provide students with challenging curriculum in a variety of fields to enhance their understanding of global policies and affairs.

The academy is comprised of a community of learners who embrace high, academic standards and an appreciation for global issues. Students will engage in rigorous and relevant coursework that provides an opportunity to explore essential questions and research cultural topics while having the opportunity to interact with authentic media and collaborate with others using video conferencing technology. In addition, this academy emphasizes leadership, critical thinking skills and presentation strategies that prepare students to interact at high levels with a global community.



Coursework

Students must complete the following courses:
4 Levels of a World Language (French, German, Latin or Spanish), Bridge to AP World Language and Honors or AP World History

2.0 Credits from the following courses:

  • 1.0 Credit - AP US Government and Politics
  • 1.0 Credit - AP European History
  • 1.0 Credit - AP World Language
  • 1.0 Credit - AP Environmental Science


1.0 Credit from the following courses:

  • 0.5 Credit - Local Government
  • 0.5 Credit - Sociology
  • 0.5 Credit - Language Enrichment
  • 0.5 Credit - CHS Argumentation

Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities play a significant role in the high school experience. Students who participate in clubs and activities are exposed to a group of peers who share additional interests. Leadership and socialization skills are further emphasized and provides opportunities for students to apply their newly acquired curricular skills to real world activities. Students who are involved with the Academy for World Affairs should strongly consider the following clubs and activities:

  • American Field Service
  • Diversity Club
  • French Club
  • Spanish Club
  • German Club
  • Hands for Service
  • Student Council
  • National Honor Society
  • Latin Club


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