Social Studies

Social Studies
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The history and social science academic disciplines develop students’ knowledge and skills of history, geography, civics and economics and enables students to place the people, ideas and events that have shaped our state, our nation and the world. Students will understand chronological thinking and the connections between causes and effects and between continuity and change.


Parents of all students have the ability to view their child’s progress in school via the Aspen Family Portal. Please visit the Aspen Family Portal page for additional information. 


The Secondary Program of Studies provides a complete directory of courses offered within the York County School Division, along with course descriptions. Below is the list of Bruton High School teachers and courses taught in this content area.


Teachers Courses
James Barr AP European History
VA & US History
Darrien Beal World History I
Tracy Harrod World History I
VA & US Government
Rebecca Houston AP Human Geography
VA & US History
John Jacobson AP US Government & Politics
AP US History
VA & US Government
Benjamin Payson Econ & Personal Finance
World History II
William Spear AP Psychology
Sociology, Culture and Issues