English & Lang. Arts

  English 9 #3001

Grade: 9 Credits: 1

This entry-level English class covers basic grammar skills including parts of speech, sentences, phrases, and clauses. Literature studies include short stories, biographical and auto- biographical excerpts, poetry, and drama. There is an emphasis on paragraph development and persuasive writing. End of course testing is mandated.

Honors English 9 #3001-2

Grade: 9 Credits: 1

Prerequisite: A "B" or better in English 8

This course includes grammar study. Writing skills are combined with a study of short stories, plays, a novel, poetry, biographical/autobiographical selections, and informational texts. Students interact with the community through independent career study. Expectations are high, and the pace is faster than that of English 9. End of course testing is mandated. 

English 10 #3002

Grade: 10 Credits: 1

Prerequisite: English 9

This course includes the study and practice of writing skills and basic grammar. The literary focus is on short stories, poetry, a Shakespearean play, and a novel A standardized (state-mandated) test is administered at the end of the course. All students must pass this test in order to receive a high school diploma.

Honors English 10 #3002-2

Grade: 10 Credits: 1

Prerequisite: A "C" or better in Honors English 9

This Honors course stresses grammar study and thematic writing Writing skills are combined with a study of short stories, a Shakespearean play, a novel, and other literary genres. A standardized (state-mandated) test is administered at the end of the course. All students must pass this test in order to receive a high school diploma.

 

English 11 #3003

Grade: 11 Credits: 1

Prerequisite: English 10

This course includes a survey of American literature. Practical writing skills, as well as expository and persuasive writing skills, are studied. End of course testing Is mandated for the class of 2013.

Honors English 11 #3003-2

Grade: 11 Credits: 1

Prerequisite: A "C" or better in Honors English 10

This course develops the student's grammar usage and writing skills. It includes a survey of American literature (including plays, novels, short stories, poetry, and essays) and the study of research and documentation. End of course testing is mandated for the class of 2013,   

AP / Honors English 11 #3003-3 (Language and Composition)

Grade: 11 Credits: 1

Materials: cost of AP Exam

This is a demanding course focused on developing Mastery of rhetoric which involves the expository, Analytical and argumentative writing. Students will be taught to read the primary and secondary sources carefully, to synthesize material from these texts in their own compositions and to cite sources accurately and correctly. Improving the student's reading and writing skills. Upon completion of the Advanced Placement (AP) course, students will be required to pass the AP exam in order to receive college credit. End of course testing is mandated for the class of 2013.  

English 12 #3005

Grade: 12 Credits: 1

Prerequisite: English 11

This course includes the study of writing skills and grammar usage. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary. World and English literature selections are covered.

English 12 (Comm for Life) # 3007

English 3007 is designed to strengthen a variety of communications skills in the modern work environment incorporating writing, reading, viewing/reviewing, speaking, listening, and representing with rigorous approaches. Students will use research, technical reading, and presentation skills designed to enhance professionalism.

Honors English 12 #3005

Grade: 12 Credits: 1

Prerequisite: A "C" or better in Hon English 11

This course includes a brief review of grammar usage with intensive study and practice of writing skills, particularly critical or evaluative writing. It also includes a survey of English and World literature (all literary genres).

Dual Honors English 12-1 #3005-2

AP/Dual Honors English 12-2 #3005-3

Grade: 12 Credits: 1High School and 3 semester hours of college credit

Prerequisites: AP/Honors English 11 and tuition for R.S.C.C. and meet R.S.C.C. entrance requirements tor advanced studies

Materials Fee: cost of AP Exam

College English Composition credit may be earned simultaneously with Honors English 12 credit. Course materials include R.S.C.C. texts, videos, and approved syllabi. Students must meet current college guidelines on the ACT. Student signing for Dual also have the option of the AP Honors English 12, 3005-3. AP Honors English will be accomplished within the Dual Honors English during the 2nd semester class. Students are prepared to take the AP English Literature and Composition Examination. 

Creative Writing #3012

Grades: 11-12 Credit: 1

Prerequisites: A "C" or better in English classes and recommendation of most recent English teacher.

This course allows students to promote self-expression and to explore various writing styles. Students will focus on the steps of process writing as they explore different genres of writing, including a variety of short fiction, personal narrative, poetry, satire, and various types of non-fiction. A collection of student writing and art will be published.

American Studies/Contemporary Issues #3081

Grades: 10-12 Credit: 1

This class is designed to help readers explore significant works in American literature since 1900 and to recognize the close relationship that exists between these writings and the history they reflect. Controversial novels, such as The Catcher in the Rye and Johnny Got His Gun, are included in the reading curriculum in order to give a broader perspective of the times and attitudes they typify. Students should enjoy reading.

Journalism/Yearbook 1 #3008-1

Grades: 10-12 Credit: 1

Prerequisite: The teacher may administer a screening process to students desiring to take the class.

This class is responsible for the production of the yearbook. Through this project, students learn journalism skills as well as layout design, word processing, typesetting, and business and marketing skills. Students need a strong background in Honors English. This course is offered First Semester.

Journalism/Yearbook 2 #3008-2

Grades: 11-12 Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Journalism/Yearbook 1

This course is a continuation of Journalism 1. This course is offered Second Semester.

Public Speaking 1 #3015-1 (Introduction to Speech Communications)

Grades: 10-12 Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in English is recommended.

Public Speaking 1 is designed to develop effective oral communication, including delivery, organization, content, and stress management This course provides a functional approach to effective speaking with practical application in informative, impromptu, and persuasive speaking. Also included is an introductory survey of rhetorical devices, oral interpretation of literature and debate formats. Extensive reading and writing are required. A summer reading list may be Issued to incoming students.

Public Speaking 2 #3015-2

Advanced Rhetoric and Oratory

Grades: 11-12 Credit: 1

Prerequisite:Public Speaking 11 or Instructor approval An extension of Public Speaking 1

Public Speaking 2 offers practical and advanced work in National Forensic League events, including debate, oral interpretation, prepared and extemporaneous speech, and oratory. Possible competition and performance opportunities may develop, depending on the needs and interest of the class.

Reading in the Content Area #3081