Hopewell Academy follows North Carolina Standards for Social Studies classes, with additional options for students who excel. Our goal is to nurture informed, responsible, ethical citizens who are capable of understanding the world and their role in it. Hopewell Academy has in place an integrated curriculum that grows in complexity and depth from middle school to high school. Students in Social Studies courses will understand that a thoughtful, complex examination of the past allows one to think critically about the ever-changing present. Students in Social Studies should be able to develop empathy with people in other places and times, discover similarities and differences among cultures past and present, and apply the methods and theories of the discipline effectively. Students will also develop analytical research skills as they learn to gather, interpret, and present evidence. Hopewell engages in multiple modes of instruction that encourages the active learner to become independent, work effectively in a group environment and build confidence in their academic achievements.