Grade(s) Offered: 10th, 12th – eventually just 10th (within a two year cycle)

New or Returning: Newly added

Taught by: Jacob Butenuth (HS History)

Curriculum support by: John Larry (MS/HS Principal)


The purpose of the Black and Afro-American Studies course is to explore the specific and unique experiences of persons of Black and African descent.


Students will survey a global perspective of cultures as well as experiences within the Black and African communities in the United States from 1400 to the present.


A few outcomes of the course include reading and writing critically about academic texts and diverse narratives, initiating and participating effectively in a range of collaborative discussions, and presenting information logically and holistically.