Social Studies

The social studies department at Barrow Arts & Sciences Academy is aligned with the Georgia Standards of Excellence. The goal is to prepare students to be global citizens in a complex, interdependent world and to develop an understanding of multiple perspectives. Our classes are designed to develop responsible citizenship through collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, and research. Our hope is for all students who emerge from our program to be respectful of cultural diversity and to be active and informed citizens.


  • 8th grade Georgia Studies
  • World Geography
  • AP Human Geography

Additional resources

For additional information, please contact:
Department Lead - Dr. Nicole Baker (

Social Studies Teachers

Additional information about each teacher is available by clicking their name below.
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Dr. Nicole Baker

Athletic Director, Social Studies Department Head

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April Balenger

8th Grade Team Leader/Social Studies

A lifelong student of the past, April Balenger always knew she wanted to do someth...

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Joel Levinson

Social Studies

My name is Joel Levinson. I graduated from Berry College with a Secondary Education/His...

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Corey Roper

Social Studies

Mr. Roper grew up in Gwinnett County and began teaching in 2007 after getting his Maste...

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Nicholas Schuff

Social Studies

Mr. Schuff continues his tenure at BASA for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year as a Wor...

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