Social Studies


The Holy Ghost Prep Social Studies Department believes in an integrated study of social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. The department provides coordinated systematic study, drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities, writing/literature, mathematics, and natural sciences. The primary purpose of social studies is to help young people develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good citizens of a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.


  • World History and Culture I
  • AP Human Geography
  • US History
  • AP US History
  • World Cultures
  • Comparative Gov't
  • AP US Government and Politics
  • Econ and Marketing
  • Finance and Accounting
  • AP Economics
  • Psychology
  • AP Psychology
  • History Through Sports
  • AP African American Studies

Clubs and Organizations

  • Classics Club
  • Mock Trial
  • Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society
  • World War II Club

Advanced Placement Requirements

Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

Eligibility Requirements

Rho Kappa is for current seniors only. In order to be be considered for membership in Rho Kappa, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 4.0 cumulative GPA
  • 4.0 Social Studies GPA
  • Must be enrolled in a Social Studies course as a senior (AP Psych, AP Econ, Psych, Econ/Marketing, Finance/Accounting, History Through Sports, AP African American Studies)

If you meet the above eligibility requirements, you will be contacted directly by the Social Studies Department and invited to apply for membership in Rho Kappa.


Mr. Thomas Eckerle

Titles: Social Studies Department Chair

Kevin Fenstermaker

Titles: History Teacher

Chic Kelly

Titles: Economics Teacher

Ms. Amanda Kirby

Titles: Social Studies Teacher

Dr. Aaron Pollock

Titles: Director of Counseling

Dr. Thomas Saxton

Class of 1995
Titles: Social Studies Teacher

Dr. John Scanlon

Class of 2001
Titles: Social Studies and World Languages Teacher