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
  • World History and Culture II
  • AP European History
  • US History
  • AP US History
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • AP Economics
  • AP US Government and Politics
  • AP Psychology
  • Finance (Summer)

Clubs and Organizations

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

Advanced Placement Requirements


Mr. Thomas Eckerle

Titles: Social Studies Department Chair

Mrs. Kimberly Fina

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

Mr. Robert Vierlinck

Class of 2003
Titles: Social Studies Teacher