English

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Freshman

Enrollment in a yearlong English course is required. Placement is based on test scores and teacher recommendation. Enrollment in English Composition is concurrent with English 9.

Sophomore

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Junior

Juniors are required to take one of the following options:

  • Option 1: American Literature and Advanced Composition-one each semester
  • Option 2: Advanced Composition (S1) and American Studies (S2)
  • Option 3: AP Language and Composition- for the full year

In addition, with the two exceptions of AP English Literature and Composition, and Non-Fiction Writing, juniors may choose to enroll in any English electives listed under “Senior.”

Senior

Enrollment in two English electives is required. One elective per semester.

Courses
English 9 (YR)
Two semesters, two credits, required.

The goals of English 9 are to help the student grow in appreciation of literature, develop critical thinking skills, express him/herself in an articulate manner both orally and in writing, and to effect a better command of the English language. Writing skills, with a review of the fundamentals of grammar, are stressed with emphasis on paragraph structure and the five-paragraph essay format. Plays, essays, and novels are read, studied, and analyzed. A vocabulary program is also part of the curriculum. Students should anticipate a required reading over the summer.

English Composition (YR)
Two semesters, two credits, open to freshmen.

Enrollment is based on the placement exam and/or teacher recommendation. Concurrent with English 9.

English 10 (YR)
Two semesters, two credits, required.