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Social Science Department

Welcome to SJHHS Social Science Department

Content. Inquiry. Literacy. Citizenship.

At SJHHS the History Department works to  design, implement, and maintain a coherent curriculum that focuses on inquiry-based critical thinking skills, improving reading comprehension and expository writing ability, and promotes an engaged and knowledgeable citizenry. History, Civics and Government, Geography, Economics, and the social sciences are integral to our shared mission of preparing our students for college, careers, and civic life in a culturally diverse world. These disciplines develop our students’ understanding of the physical world, encourage their participation in our democratic system of government, teach students about our past, inform their financial choices, and improve their ability to make reasoned decisions based upon evidence.  Feel free to contact the History Department Chair should you have any questions or comments.


Ahmer, Matt (949) 234-5900 ex.16712 Social Science Teacher
Baker Jr., John (949) 234-5900 ex.16811 Social Science Teacher
Boggio, Kathy (949) 234-5900 ex.16812 Social Science/Math Teacher
Briggs, Charles (949) 234-5900 ex.16802 AVID Coordinator / Social Science Teacher
Efstathiou, Jason (949) 234-5900 ex.16907 Social Science Teacher/Head Boys Basketball Coach
Garner, Damon (949) 234-5900 ex.16808 Social Science Teacher
Gonzalez, Jamie (949) 234-5900 ex.16702 ELD Coordinator/Social Science Teacher
Heavlin-Martinez, Johanna (949) 234-5900 ex.16809 Social Science Teacher
Hernandez, Juan (949) 234-5900 ex.16906 Social Science Teacher
Hunnicutt, Joshua (949) 234-5900 ex.16810 Social Science Teacher
Kaiser, William (949) 234-5900 ex.16401 Social Science/Newspaper Teacher
Lynde, Robert (949) 234-5900 ex.16704 Social Science Department Chair
Osborn, Kristen (949) 234-5900 ex.16705 Social Science Teacher
Roberts, Nate (949) 234-5900 ex.16708 Social Science/Surf Coach Teacher
Snedeker, Joe (949) 234-5900 ex.16706 Social Science Teacher
Spiers, Robert (949) 234-5900 ex.16703 Social Science Teacher

History & Social Science Teachers at Graduation

History & Social Science Teachers at Graduation

Classes Currently Offered

  • World History Honors (9th grade)
  • World History Honors (Language Immersion, 9th grade)
  • World History (10th grade)
  • United States History (11th grade)
  • United States Government (12th grade)
  • Economics (12th grade)
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Model United Nations
  • AP European History
  • AP United States History
  • AP American Government
  • AP American Government and Economics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Art History
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The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
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