Social Studies

Students complete three years of study in Advanced Placement United States History. Students also take two years of Advanced Placement World History, as well as required courses in government and economics. HSAS offers interested students a series of courses and activities in criminal and constitutional law. In all social studies courses, students study history from multiple points of view, using primary source documents. The aim is to foster the development of college-level skills in research and analysis. Annual trips both, both within New York City and to Washington DC, Newport, RI, and Boston, help to enrich the curriculum and make history “come alive” for our students.

9th graders on Sturbridge trip, Fall of 2017

Students made their own Silk Road board games in Ms. Rice’s 9th grade Global Studies class.   Later on, they tried them out.

Ruben Diaz, Jr.

Bronx Boro President Ruben Diaz, Jr. spoke to Government classes in 2011.

Gustavo Rivera

Gustavo Rivera is the new state Senator for our district. He paid a visit to Government classes in September of 2011 and answered student questions on issues currently of concern  READ MORE >

Christopher Lowney

Historian Christopher Lowney, author of Heroic Leadership and A Vanished World: Medieval Spain’s Golden Age of Enlightenment spoke to World History classes on Islamic influences in Medieval Spain in 2009.

Cornell West

Students were given the chance to have dinner and conversation with Cornell West at the 92nd Street Y in 2008.