PREREQUISITES: Placement Test Scores
This course focuses on the development of reading strategies with a concentration on vocabulary building and writing fundamentals. This course is scheduled for two class periods and includes interactive, web-based activities as well as teacher instruction.
This course offers a comprehensive study of the five basic genres: Novel, Short Story, Essay, Poetry, and Drama. It focuses on literary forms, themes, and style and further develops skills in grammar and composition. A research paper with MLA documentation is required.
This course offers an in-depth study of selected works of high complexity with advanced integrated language arts study in reading, writing, speaking and listening. A research paper with MLA documentation is required.
PREREQUISITES: English I CP and English Teacher Recommendation
This course continues to develop and strengthen reading, vocabulary, and writing skills. A variety of literary forms from American Literature will be introduced. A report-style research paper with MLA documentation is required.
PREREQUISITES: English I UCP and English Teacher Recommendation
This course offers a comprehensive study of American Literature and authors. Composition skills are reinforced and a thesis-driven research paper with MLA documentation is required. The course is supplemented by novels, group and individual presentations, and discussion.
PREREQUISITES: English I UCP, Minimum 90% both semesters; and English Teacher Recommendation; English I H Minimum 80% and English Teacher Recommendation
This is an in-depth study of major works of American Literature. The content and treatment of material in volume, depth, and speed are challenging. Extensive reading, note taking, and composition are required. The course is supplemented by novels. A thesis research paper with MLA documentation is required.
PREREQUISITES: English II CP and English Teacher Recommendation
In this course, students study selected works of diverse world writers and continue to work on composition skills. Outside novels supplement the course and a report research paper is required.
PREREQUISITES: English II UCP and English Teacher Recommendation
This course offers a survey of a wide variety of literary works from around the world. The textbook will be supplemented with outside novels. Students will be encouraged to see comparisons in ideas and styles. A research paper with MLA documentation will be required.
PREREQUISITES: English II UCP grade 90% and English teacher recommendation; English II H, minimum grade 80% or higher and English Teacher Recommendation
This course offers an in-depth, fast-paced study and survey of a variety of literary works from around the world and encourages the student to see the importance of ideas through civilization and how these ideas apply to them and to their century. Of particular concern will be the analysis of cultural interaction and how one can fairly understand diverse cultural perspectives. Creative and analytical composition is required, as is a thesis research paper. This course is supplemented by novels.
PREREQUISITES: English II Honors, 83% or higher and Sophomore English Teacher Recommendation
While the senior level AP English course in literature focuses on the study of fiction to explore the human condition, the AP English course in language focuses on the analysis of nonfiction to develop the skills of argumentation. This junior level course does not teach a particular body of knowledge, but it aims to develop the critical skills necessary to make persuasive arguments in a democratic society whose existence requires an informed electorate. The course will develop students’ research skills in logic and rhetoric so that they can distinguish emotional manipulation from rational argumentation. It will provide students with the opportunity to develop two extended research projects based on current social issues. While taught within the English department, this course is cross-curricular in nature and is intended to develop the basic skills of thinking and writing that are essential for success in any field of college study.
PREREQUISITES: English III CP and English Teacher Recommendation
In this course, students read a selected group of English authors, poets and playwrights. Composition will include both creative writing and research writing styles. At least one major paper is required.
PREREQUISITES: English III UCP and English Teacher Recommendation
This course offers a comprehensive survey of British literary periods and genres as well as its roots in Western culture. Students analyze the literature through discussion and a variety of writing assignments. Two major papers that incorporate research and analysis skills are required.
PREREQUISITES: English III Honors, 80% or higher and English Teacher Recommendation; English III UCP, 90% or higher and English Teacher Recommendation
This course offers an in-depth study of representative writers from the major English literary periods as well as consideration of classic Western Literature. Students are challenged to examine the literature through extensive reading, class discussion, and critical writing. Two thesis researched essays and summer reading are requirements. This course is offered as a dual credit option through Quincy University.
PREREQUISITES: English III AP, 83% or higher and English Teacher Recommendation
Advanced Placement, a National Honors Level course sponsored by the College Board, focuses on the student’s ability to develop further analytical and writing skills previously demonstrated in English III-AP. The survey of literature is extensive and literary selections may vary from one year to the next. This course is designed to replicate the college experience, and classes are conducted in a seminar style. Two thesis researched essays are required.