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Gregory Abood, Assistant Principal


Upon graduation, students will have completed four years of Social Studies.  These four years are divided into eight terms.  All instruction is aligned with the New York State Common Core curriculum.  New York State diploma requirements in Social Studies are as follows:


  • Two years of Global History (9th and 10th)
  • One year of United States History and Government (11th)
  • One term of Economics (12th)
  • One term of Participation in Government (12th)


There are a variety of additional electives students may take advantage of during their attendance at Fort Hamilton High School in order to be college and career ready. The Social Studies electives include Psychology Sociology, History of New York City, Human rights, and courses within the Law Institute.  


Advanced Placement courses include:


  • AP World History
  • AP United States History
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Government and Politics


The demands of State requirements are translated into Standards that all students must meet in order to attain a New York State diploma.  As evidence that students have met those Social Studies Standards, they must pass two Regents examinations:


  • Global History (at the end of 10th grade)
  • United States History & Government (at the end of 11th grade)