Required courses
For a Maryland High School diploma certified by Baltimore County Public Schools, the following requirements must be met by high school students (3.5 total credits in the social studies)

Grade 9: American Government (1 credit full year course)

4 levels - Advanced Placement, Gifted and Talented/Advanced Academics, Honors, Standard

Grade 10: World history (1 credit full year course)

4 levels - Advanced Placement, Gifted and Talented/Advanced Academics, Honors, Standard

Grade 11: United States history (1 credit full year course)

3 levels - Advanced Placement, Honors, Standard

Grade 12: Personal Finance and Economic Theory (1/2 credit, semester course) OR AP Economics (1 credit full year course)