UC/CSU eligibility: This course is approved for “A” History/Social Science credit
Prerequisites: None (see description)
Note: Two Year Course
This is a college level, two-year course, meeting every other day, through the junior and senior years and is blocked with the IB English class. The curriculum is internationally recognized as university level and students are expected to take an IB HOA test in May of their senior year. A passing score on this test will allow students to waive the required U.S. history course in most colleges. Focus of study is broken into two components, blended over the two year time period: 1) the Causes/Effects of War, Civil Rights, and the Cold War, 2) the comparative history of the Western Hemisphere in the last 100 years. Main goals of the course are preparing students for a rigorous university experience, fine tuning successful academic skills, and acquiring an analytical and international eye for understanding multiple perspectives on major historical events of the last century. IB requires an “Internal Assessment” (college type research paper) for each HOA student. International Baccalaureate courses are open to all Granite Bay High School students. Applicable IB exam and registration fees apply. ALL students enrolled in IB courses are required to complete the entire course and sit for the external exams in May.