The class will emphasize the student’s role as a responsible American citizen in today’s society. The students will study the institutions, branches and functions of the federal, state and local governments, their roles as responsible citizens at each level and the relationship between government and economics. Classroom activities will consist of lecture, discussion, videos, group activities, simulations and current events. The U. S. and Missouri Constitutions Exams, as well as the U.S. Citizenship Exam will be given, and the student must pass a test over each to meet state requirements for graduation. (One credit, one-year requirement for grade 10.)


    Students who qualify may take Advanced Placement United States Government & Politics in place of American Government.