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English Department

The high school English curriculum provides a comprehensive study of language, literature, and language processes for grades nine through twelve. Advanced English courses such as Advanced Placement English Language and Advanced Placement Language Literature program provide a rigorous program of study for advanced students, and high school students also have the opportunities to extend their study of English through elective programs in journalism (yearbook), speech, debate, and drama.

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Reading I - 1 credit

This course helps students learn the building blocks of the English language. It teaches students how to use the sound-spelling correspondences to fluently read and spell words. It assists students in the development of the meanings of words, increases their understanding of sentence parts and patterns, and develops communication skills through speaking and writing. (Prerequisite: None)

English I - 1 credit

English I is an integrated study of literature, grammar, and writing. The literature includes short stories, poetry, non-fiction, drama, and novels. The grammar emphasizes parts of speech, parts of a sentence, and mechanics. The writing focuses on expressive, descriptive, expository, persuasive, and creative forms. (Prerequisite: None)

English I Honors - 1 credit

This courses combines all of the course work in English I with additional writing projects, literary works, and creative activities. Emphasis is placed on literary analysis, critical thinking, essay writing, and research skills. A literary research paper is required. (Prerequisite: Honors criteria)

English II - 1 credit

English II is an integrated study of literature, grammar, and writing. The literature includes short stories, non-fiction, drama, folk tales, and novels. The grammar emphasizes parts of speech, parts of a sentence, mechanics, usage, and vocabulary. Writing focuses on expository, persuasive, descriptive, exploratory, and informative forms. A research plan and paper are developed. (Prerequisite: English I)

English II Honors - 1 credit

This course combines all of the course work in English II with additional writing projects, literary works, grammatical concepts, and research projects. A literary research paper is required. (Prerequisites: English I, Honors criteria)

English III - 1 credit

English III is an integrated study of literature, grammar, and writing. The literature provides a historical perspective through a survey of American literature from the early settlers through modern times. The grammar emphasizes the parts of speech, phrases, clauses, verbals, and test- taking skills. The writing focuses on paragraphs, essays, and the research paper. (Prerequisite: English II)

English IV - 1 credit

English IV is an integrated study of literature, grammar, and writing. The literature focuses on a survey of British literature from the earliest settlers through modern times. The grammar emphasizes usage and mechanics. The writing includes paragraphs, essays, and the research paper. (Prerequisite: English III)

English IV: Technical Communications - 1 credit

This course includes an integrated study of literature, grammar, writing, and listening, with an emphasis on skills specifically needed in the workplace: technical reading, technical writing, oral communication, interpersonal skills, and conflict resolution. (Prerequisite: English III)

AP English Language and Composition - 1 credit

AP English Language and Composition is a college-level course which follows The College Board curriculum. It combines writing for a variety of purposes and reading from various disciplines. An intense concentration on language is used to enhance students’ abilities to use grammatical conventions both appropriately and with sophistication as well as develop stylistic maturity in their prose. AP exam is encouraged. A research project is required. (Prerequisite: English II, Honors criteria)

AP English Literature and Composition - 1 credit

AP English Literature and Composition is a college-level course which follows The College Board curriculum. Students are required to read with understanding a range of literature rich in quality and representative of different literary forms and historical periods. They write extensively about literature and related ideas. AP exam is encouraged. A research project/portfolio is required. (Prerequisites: English III, Honors criteria)

Bible I - 1 credit

Bible I will equip the student with a fundamental understanding of the important literary forms contained in the Bible as well as people and symbols often referred to in Literature, art, and music. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of important Biblical contributions to history, law, community life, and culture. (Prerequisite 11th 0r 12th grade)