Combined Studies Course (CSC)
As they do in the Ninth Grade Program, students in the Combined Studies Course are not told what to think but are asked to make determinations for themselves. The CSC, required of all 10th graders, draws on the common skills and foci of English and history. These skills are reading, writing, speaking, listening, and thinking, and students practice them in both disciplines through reading texts, writing papers, researching, and participating in seminars and presentations. The CSC investigates primary and secondary sources revolving around the theme the individual and society throughout the ages and around the globe. As in the NGP, teachers in the CSC work together to understand students’ needs and to reinforce skills practiced in all classes.