Philosophy: The Social Studies Department of Elyria Catholic High School uses two fundamental principles as a basis for all of its course offerings. They are Christian values and citizenship.
The democracy which we claim as a heritage in the United States depends on citizens who are educated and active within the political system. Within the school curriculum, the Social Studies Department has the direct responsibility for emphasizing the values of active citizens.
Reflecting both the philosophy of the Diocese and Elyria Catholic, the Social Studies Department accepts as its mission the responsibility of giving the student an academic foundation, concepts and skills, that will allow the student to become an active citizen. The program is concerned with developing democratic citizenship within a global context and includes the disciplines of history, geography, economics, sociology, and the humanities. The department believes that both content and process are essential to the discipline, in order to help students be more productive members of society.
The Social Studies offerings bring to our students a unique opportunity to learn and act upon a Christian vision of the whole community. We help them to realize their obligation to work for social justice and peace as informed committed Christians in a democracy within a diversified world community.