“Education is an important element in the struggle for Human Rights. It is the means to help our children and our people rediscover their identity and thereby increase their self-respect. Education is our passage to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”
At the secondary level, grades 9-12 focus on World Cultures history of the United States, African-American Studies, and Psychology.
Grade 9: “World History”
This course deals with the historical background and development of civilizations around the globe extending from pre-historic times to the emergence of the Modern World. Emphasis is placed on an inclusive view of Early Civilizations of both hemispheres; African Middle Eastern, Asian and Meso-American, the classical period of development, Empire development globally, the expansion of the major religions throughout the world, the Renaissance and Reformation in Europe, and the emergence of the Modern World.
Grade 10: “United States History I”
This course deals with the historical background and development of American society extending from Pre-Colonial times to the emergence of the United States as a world leader. Emphasis is placed on unit themes, which include the Pre-Colonial period, American Revolution, Growth of Democracy, Nationalism, the Westward Movement, Slavery and Politics, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and Pre-Twentieth Century Foreign Affairs. In essence, students will relate our country’s democratic heritage and tradition to present day problems and issues.
Grade 11: “United States History II”
This course examines the economics, political, and social development of the United States during the Twentieth Century. Emphasis is placed on unit themes, which include the Emergence of Modern America, World War I, Post-War Domestic Period – 1920’s American Foreign Policy between two World Wars, the Stock Market Crash/Depression, the New Deal, World War II, the Civil War, Korea, Vietnam, Social change of the 60’s, and the New Conservative Tide. A concluding unit addresses issues and challenges facing the United States today.
Grade 10-12: “Introduction to Psychology”
This course provides students with a balanced view of the principles and application of psychology for everyday living. This course includes topics of current concern including human development, motivation and emotion, personality, learning principles, perception, language development, intelligence and it’s assessment, personality, stress and conflict, psychological disorders and different forms of therapy including psychological therapies and biological therapies. Psychological principles are applied to everyday life. In addition, this course should provide the student with useful insights into abnormal as well as the normal personality.
Grade 10-12 “African American History”
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the historical, social and cultural developments of Black Americans from their African heritage to the present. Emphasis is placed on the thoughts, feelings, and ideals of Black Americans as expressed in their literature, folklore, and speeches. A major consideration is to provide students with a balanced treatment of materials, which truly reflect the Black American experience.