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 (
Magnet & Academy Coordinator - Dr. Cheryl Guy (

Social Studies Teachers

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

Dr. Nicole Baker

Gifted Social Studies Teacher

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April Balenger

8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

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Annelle Brunson

8th Grade Social Studies Teacher

Nellie Brunson joins the BASA team as an 8th grade social studies teacher. Her passion ...

Mrs. Christine Hartness

Social Studies Teacher

Although Christine Hartness is entering her fourth year as a teacher, she is a lifetime...

Liberty New

8th Grade Social Studies and ELA Teacher

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