The goal of the K-12 social studies program at Carmel Clay Schools is to provide a balanced social studies education that fosters social understanding and that influences students to become effective citizens in our multicultural and interdependent world. In order to achieve this goal, we are committed to executing research based instructional approaches that give students the ability to construct enduring understandings about global and cultural issues through historical and current contexts. The Indiana Academic Standards serve as a guide for the development of grades K-12 social studies curricula for Carmel Clay Schools.
Beginning with our youngest learners and continuing through middle school, our students focus on Indiana’s K-8 Academic Standards for social studies, which are organized around four content areas. The four content areas are: history, civics and government, geography, and economics. As students enter their freshman year, the curriculum is further complimented by a wide range of course offerings including advanced placement and International Baccalaureate classes as students progress through their high school experience.