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About Us

The MCHS Social Science Department consists of eleven members with an average of eleven years of experience.  We are committed to challenging and preparing all students for success during and after high school.

Department Highlights:
Based on 2009-2013 5-year average pass rate
AP US History                MCHS 87%     State: 54%
AP Government             MCHS 70%     State: 51%

9th grade integrated English/Social Science Program (Global Perspectives Core)

Flexible schedule promoting academic English for EL students

Real time stock market simulation for seniorsOpportunities to see distinguished and relevant historical and cultural speakers

"As soon as I walk into my Humanities class, I learn about all the amazing cultures throughout the world."  -Former MCHS student

Department Members

Trevor Brady, M.A. UC Davis

Beth Cuniberti, B.A. UC Santa Barbara

Jerry Deakins, B.A. CSU Sonoma (Department Chair)

Jake Friske, B.A. CSU Chico

Rachel Gunter, M.A. CSU Northridge

Jeff Hitchcock, B.A. UC Davis

Mike Mastin, B.S. CSU Sonoma

Joe Silvestri,M.A. UC Davis

Scott Wallach, B.A. UC Davis

Ben West, M.A.  Dominican University


Courses Offered


Honors Humanities

World History

AP World History

United States History

United States Ethnic Studies

AP United States History


AP Economics/Government

Ethnic Studies

Intro to Psychology/Sociology