History Division

Mr. Jason Spoor-Harvey, Division Head, 708.434.3379,
JSpoorHarvey@oprfhs.org

The central goals of the courses in this division are to foster knowledge of the past, learn skills for discerning the present, practice critical thinking, study, and writing techniques, and explore criteria for evaluating and shaping the directions for the future. Students should strive to excel in required courses which prepare them for citizenship and in elective courses which prepare them for additional schooling, personal development, and successful careers.
Students are encouraged to select courses that are intellectually challenging, at the highest academic levels in which they can be successful. Students who are successful at the transition level are encouraged to discuss with their teacher, counselor, and parent or guardian taking their next course at the college prep level. Students who excel in a course at the college prep level are encouraged to discuss with their teacher, counselor, and parent or guardian taking their next course at the honors level.