History Department

Department Philosophy

Studying history broadens our view of society, past and present. Students at Jesuit develop an understanding of the historical events that affect our lives; a deeper appreciation of peoples and their cultures; a problem-solving approach that reflects critical analysis and historical perspective; and an awareness of values.

As a Jesuit work sponsored by the Society of Jesus, we align our curriculum and programs with the seven themes of Catholic Social Teaching and the four Universal Apostolic Preferences that guide all Jesuit works. See our Arrupe Center for Justice Education & Advocacy page for more information about how Jesuit engages in this mission-driven work.

To explore History courses at JHS, click HERE


  • World History
  • U.S. History or AP U.S. History
  • Civil Rights in America
  • AP U.S. Government & Politics
  • AP Comparative Government & Politics
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • Student Govt (elected)
  • AP Psychology (11th/12th grade only)
  • International Studies (11th/12th grade only)