The Social Studies department currently has 3 grant initiatives operating in the 2008-2009 school year.  All three of the grants are federally funded and support the Florida Sunshine State Standards in for American History and Civics. 

  • The Civics grant is beginning its seventh year in Orange County.  It is called the School Violence Prevention Demonstration Program, SVPDP, and is funded by the Center for Civic Education. By endorsing and continuing the program’s implementation, OCPS is reaching students and teachers in Congressional Districts 3, 8, 9, and 24 with a much-needed participatory civic education curriculum.  This coming year Civics Education is being integrated into all 8th grade American History classes in the district bringing increased interest in professional development in this content.