This is the Social Studies Department information site for École Alpha Secondary. Feel free to browse the site to find the information you are looking for. You can contact any of our department members by email through the site, or look at the courses we offer. Social studies looks at all sorts of human interactions around us, both in the modern world and in the historical context. It is a key component to understanding our behaviour and perceptions of our world. Students are required to take a Social Studies course in grades 8 through 11, and we offer a variety of senior courses for students who wish to examine specific subject areas in more detail.