The Social Studies Department of St. Francis High School believes
that an understanding of the human condition in the past and
throughout the world today is the best preparation for concerned,
responsible, and active citizenship in a society of rapid change
and high technology. Through the examination of other cultures,
historical time periods, the changing role of government, and
economic development, students understand the importance of past
events in relation to future decisions.
We believe that strong Christian values will help our students
evaluate issues on the local, national and international levels.
We urge students to foster a critical sense of what is permanent
and meaningful, and reject superficial and transient values,
through participating in the political process, government forums
and volunteer service within their community. We promote
sympathy, justice, and peace in all human relations so that our
students will act from a basis of love and conviction to make our
world a better place to live.