High School Social Studies

The mission of the Andover High School Social Studies Department is to prepare students to be critical thinkers, effective communicators, active and aware participants in American society, and engaged citizens of a global community. We offer a program of studies that exposes students to both historical and current topics within the United States, as well as around the world. Students are asked to examine both primary and secondary sources, and to use evidence to substantiate claims made in writing, dialogue, debate, and presentation. The department challenges students to write and speak effectively with clarity and purpose and to advocate for positive change through active participation in the democratic process.