Social Studies

Our Mission Statement:  “Preparing students for responsible citizenship in a diverse world.”

The Social Studies Department of EMHS is committed to helping students prepare for the challenges of a 21st Century workplace through:

  • Digital literacy
  • Problem-based learning
  • Communication skills development
  • Community involvement
  • Dual credit courses
  • AP/ACP courses
  • Essential life skills development
  • A summer US History Experience to the Washington, DC area to bring our heritage to life for students.

Our staff of 10 teachers, with a wealth of life experiences from various backgrounds, create a teaching community dedicated to the students we teach and passionate about the courses we teach them.

-Sonya Harrington, Social Studies Department Chair

For additional information about the Social Studies Program at Elkhart High School West, please contact Sonya Harrington, Department Chair.


Social Studies Classes Offered

For full class descriptions, availability, credit fulfillment information and prerequisites, please see the Course Description Guide.

  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Current Issues, Problems and Events
  • United States Government
  • United States Government, Advanced Placement
  • Geography and History of the World
  • World History, Advanced Placement
  • United States History
  • United States History, Advanced Placement
  • Macro Economics, Advanced Placement
  • Micro Economics, Advanced Placement
  • Human Geography, Advanced Placement