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High School Social Studies

Sylvia Flores

Sylvia Flores

High School Coordinator

(956) 473-2086


Social Studies

The Social Studies Department is committed to providing meaningful learning experiences that will empower students to thrive in the 21st century to enhance their lives and our community; we inspire all students to become responsible world citizens by pursuing excellence through life-long learning.

Our purpose is to support teachers by providing a data-driven comprehensive scope and sequence, professional development opportunities, and effective feedback to ensure the highest quality of instruction. 

Program Overview

“The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.”-National Council for Social Studies

The focus of our program is to help students become historians. Through analysis of primary and secondary sources, students will dive deep into history. Courses will come to life through hands-on activities that will allow students to build relationships with their peers and prepare them for life after high school. United Independent School District currently offers the following courses: 

  • World Geography

  • World History

  • US History Studies Since 1877

  • US Government

  • Economics

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

  • Personal Financial Literacy

  • Mexican American Studies

  • African American Studies (coming soon)

  • Pre-AP Courses

    • Pre-AP World History

  • AP Courses

    • AP Human Geography

    • AP World History

    • AP US History

    • AP United States Government and Politics

    • AP Comparative Government and Politics

    • AP European History

    • AP Microeconomics

    • Principles of Macroeconomics

    • AP Psychology

  • Dual Courses

    • US History 1301

    • US History 1302

    • GOVT 2305 Federal Government

    • GOVT 2306 Texas Government

    • PSYC 2301 General Psychology

    • PSYC 2314 Lifespan Growth & Development

  • UT On-Ramps

    • US History 1492-1865

    • US History Since 1865


High School Education - Social Studies