The South Western Social Studies Program is designed to prepare students at all levels of learning to take their place as productive, functioning citizens of the United States and the World Community. It provides a foundation of knowledge of the geographical, historical, political, economic, religious, social, and cultural aspects of the United States and other societies around the world. It brings about an understanding of the interaction and interrelationship of the peoples of the world and develops an appreciation of the value and richness of diversity found among these peoples.

An integral part of the program is the opportunity afforded students to sharpen communication skills while developing creative and analytical thinking. This is facilitated by teachers who act as motivators, coordinators, and resource persons in actively developing and experimenting with activities, resources, and strategies to guide the students in expressing their ideas and opinions while moving through the complexities of the curriculum.