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Graduation Requirements

Click here to view the Education and Graduation Information website.

The following are the secondary social studies core curriculum state requirements:

Junior High/Middle School

1.0
  .5
1.0

Ancient Civilization (6th)
Utah Studies (7th)
United States History (8th)

High School/Junior High

2.5 Social Studies Credits are required for High School Graduation
*Required courses for high school graduation

  .5
  .5
1.0
  .5

*Geography for life (9th)
*World Civilizations (10th-12th)
*United States History II (10th-12th)
*Government and Citizenship (recommended for seniors)

Great Books to Read

Notable Trade Books for Young People
The books that appear in these annotated book lists were evaluated and selected by a Book Review Committee appointed by National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and assembled in cooperation with the Children's Book Council (CBC).

Books on the Holocaust
Salt Lake County has put together a booklist about the Holocaust for young readers and teens.

Opportunities

There are great opportunities for students interested in social studies, and in an effort to pass this information along, this page will keep the information as current as possible. 

  • Senate Youth
    The Hearst Foundation underwrites the United States Senate Youth Program every year. This program provides two $5,000 scholarships to outstanding high school students as well as a week-long whirlwind tour of Washington, D.C. for the winners. The Utah competition is held every November.

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