Social Studies supports the goal of Fairfax County to prepare students for life and work in the 21st century. These courses move students toward an understanding of our increasingly diverse and complicated society. The goal is to inform students of humanity's shared values and unique differences in order to produce tolerant and well-informed citizens.
The social studies curriculum incorporates state and national standards and recent scholarship in the social sciences. Fairfax County students will recognize and appreciate the "human experience" that is central to all people. The Program of Studies for each grade level meets and exceeds the Virginia Standard of Learning for Social Studies.
Diploma Seal for Excellence in Civics Education
These three awards from the school, county and state, recognize students at graduation who have been active in their communities.
The Oakton Seal: High school diploma, Pass US History and US Government, 40 hours of volunteer service over the four years of high school, good attendance, no disciplinary issues.
The FCPS Service Cord: High school diploma, Pass US History and US Government, service over the four years of high school, good attendance, no disciplinary issues. Volunteer requirements over 4 years of high school: 2011 Seniors- 20 hours, 2012 Juniors- 30 hours, 2013/14 Sophomores and Freshmen-40 hours.
Virginia Seal for Excellence in Civics Education (the state seal): High school diploma, Pass US History and US Government with a B or better, 50 hours of volunteer service over the four years of high school, good attendance, no disciplinary issues. Please refer to Student Application Packet
Document your volunteer participation by completing the OHS Service Learning Seal for the Oakton Seal and FCPS Service Cord. If you qualify for the Virginia State Seal, you must also complete the State Civic Seal.
Not sure if your volunteering meets the requirements? Contact Hester Lawver (email@example.com) or check with your social studies teacher.
| World History and Geography I
||Virginia and United States History
||Virginia and United States History Team
|World Civilizations I
|| Advanced Placement United States History
|World Civilizations II
|| Virginia and United States Government
|| World History and Geography II
||Advanced Placement Government
||Advanced Placement World History
||Advanced Placement Comparative Government and US Government and Politics