The Advanced Social Sciences Magnet is a high-academic, college-preparatory program with core classes taken at the Pre-AP and AP level. Students are introduced to career pathways in Psychology, Law, Political Science, Sociology, and Anthropology.
The Magnet includes the premier Law program, preparing students for university and law school. It is home of the Skyline Varsity Mock Trial Team, earning many district and state championships. Law students receive direct, practical courtroom experience, and intern with judges, law firms and agencies.
Psychology students explore Forensic, Clinical, Educational Psychology, and Neuropsychology, then tour Terrell State Hospital. Students serve senior internships at area hospitals, mental health clinic, Head Start, and local schools.
The Political Science curriculum examines the political systems at the international, national, state and local levels. Students tour presidential museums and libraries, and attend renowned speaker events. Students intern with federal, state and local elected officials and agencies.
The emphasis in Advanced Social Sciences is citizenship, leadership training, community service, and professional networking in the community with the goal of preparing students for university and careers.