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ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH 3 APEN3
This advanced-level class will emphasize the close-reading and rhetorical analysis of several works from American literature. The emphasis will be on composition, research, American literature, vocabulary, and rhetoric elements. College-level materials will be used. After completing the course, students will take the College Board AP exam.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: PAPEN2 - PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH 2 or ENG2 - ENGLISH 2 or WRLSTE - WORLD STUDIES
ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH 4 APEN4
Students in the advanced English class will practice close reading required for interpretation and analysis of literary texts. In addition to reading selections from British literature, students will practice writing about literature to prepare for the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition Test in the spring. The curriculum includes the origins of British literature from Seamus Heaney’s translation of the Old English epic Beowulf and also includes Greek culture and philosophy from Plato’s Republic, literacy analysis, vocabulary, grammar, research, and composite. After completing the course, students will take the College Board AP exam.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: WRLSTE - WORLD STUDIES or APEN3 - ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH 3 or DENG3 - ENGLISH III- DUAL CREDIT or ENG3 - ENGLISH 3
ENGLISH 1 ENG1
This class begins with a basic course in English grammar and composition including a research paper and a multi-media presentation. Vocabulary is stressed. Literature stresses comprehension and analyzation through studies of short stories, novellas, novels, dramas (including a Shakespearean drama), poetry, and persuasion.
COURSE NOTE: Required STAAR End-of-Course Assessment
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
ENGLISH 2 ENG2
An integrated approach is stressed, combining the study of different types of literature and composition including a research paper and multi-media presentation. Vocabulary is stressed. Units include short stories, novellas, novels, dramas (including a Shakespearean drama), poetry, and persuasion.
COURSE NOTE: Required STAAR End-of-Course Assessment
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: PAPEN1 - PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH 1 or ENG1 - ENGLISH 1
ENGLISH 3 ENG3
An integrated study of multi-paragraph writing and American literature (studies by periods), including short stories,
novels, poetry, dramas, essays, research paper, and multi-media presentation. Vocabulary is stressed.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: English 2 or PRE-AP English 2
ENGLISH 4 ENG4
An integrated study of composition of various lengths and types and British literature by periods, including short stories, novels, poetry, dramas, essays, research papers, and multi-media presentation. Vocabulary is stressed.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: APEN3 - ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH 3 or ENG3 - ENGLISH 3
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES 1 ESOL1
This course helps students gain proficiency in English for educational and personal needs. Students work to improve their English reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-10
ENGLISH FOR SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES 2 ESOL2
This course helps students gain proficiency in English for educational and personal and personal needs. Students work to improve their English reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: ESOL 1
ENGLISH III- DUAL CREDIT DENG3
Corresponding college credit: ENGL 1301 English Composition I (3 semester hours)
ENGL 1302 English Composition II (3 semester hours)

This is a regular college-level English course in which dual credit will be awarded for college freshman English and English III. The student will receive 3 hours college credit and ½ high school credit for each term completed successfully.This course meets the high school graduation requirement for English III. Students must meet TSI requirements before they will be allowed to enroll in Hill College classes.
COURSE NOTE: BHS AND CHS STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TUITION, FEES AND OTHER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS COURSE.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Dual CreditGRADE: 11
ENGLISH IV- DUAL CREDIT DENG4
Corresponding college credit: ENGL 2322 British Literature (3 semester hours)
ENGL 2323 British Literature II (3 semester hours)

This is a regular college-level English course in which dual credit will be awarded for college freshman English and English IV. The student will receive 3 hours college credit and ½ high school credit for each term completed successfully. Required prerequisite: ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302. This course meets the high school graduation requirement for English IV. Students must meet TSI requirements before they will be allowed to enroll in Hill College classes.
COURSE NOTE: BHS AND CHS STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL TUITION, FEES AND OTHER COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS COURSE.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Dual CreditGRADE: 12
JOURNALISM A JORN1A
Students learn the "ins and outs" of putting together a newspaper and yearbook from writing copy to designing pages to taking pictures. A special unit is devoted to photography. Students interested in this course should see the journalism advisor for more detailed information.
COURSE NOTE: MUST HAVE A OR B IN ENGLISH.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take JORN1B - JOURNALISM B
JOURNALISM B JORN1B
Same as Course #JORN1A, continued.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take JORN1A - JOURNALISM A
PHOTOJOURNALISM PHOJOU
Photojournalism provides students with training in photography for publication. Students in this class will learn about black and white film photography. Students will also utilize writing skills and learn about the challenge of shooting for publication. There is a $25 course lab fee. Financial assistance may be available.
COURSE NOTE: There is a $25 course lab fee. Financial assistance may be available.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH 1 PAPEN1
This advanced-level class will emphasize the close-reading and literary analysis of several literary works – novels, essays, short stories, plays, and poetry. The emphasis will be on composition, research, vocabulary, literature, and literary elements. Some college-level materials will be used. This course is designed to prepare students for Advanced Placement English Language and Literature in grades eleven and twelve.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Pre-Advanced PlacementGRADE: 9
PRE-ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH 2 PAPEN2
This advanced-level class will emphasize the close-reading and literary analysis of several literary works – novels, essays, short stories, plays, and poetry. The emphasis will be on composition, research, vocabulary, literature, and literary elements. Some college-level materials will be used. This course is designed to prepare students for Advanced Placement English Language and Literature in grades eleven and twelve.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Pre-Advanced PlacementGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: PRE-AP English 1 or English 1
PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS PROCOM
This course blends written, oral, and graphic communication in a career-based environment. Careers in the global economy require individuals to be creative and have a strong background in computer and technology applications, a strong and solid academic foundation, and a proficiency in professional oral and written communication. Within this context, students will be expected to develop and expand the ability to write, read, edit, speak, listen, apply software applications, manipulate computer graphics, and conduct Internet research.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
SPEECH- DUAL CREDIT DESPCH
Corresponding college credit: SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3 semester hours)

This is a regular college-level speech course in which dual credit will be awarded for college speech and high school Communication Applications. The student will receive 3 hours college credit and ½ high school credit when completed successfully. This course meets the high school graduation requirement for speech. Students must meet TSI requirements before they will be allowed to enroll in Hill College classes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Dual CreditGRADE: 10-12
WORLD STUDIES WRLSTE
A study of World History and representative literary works in a combined social studies and English format that will allow the student to understand how history affects the development of literature and vice versa. Students will receive credit for Pre-AP English II and AP World History.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Pre-Advanced PlacementGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: English 1 / PRE-AP English 1 and PRE-AP World History
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take WRLSTH - WORLD STUDIES
YEARBOOK 1A YBK1A
Students in this class are responsible for publishing, the school yearbook. Students sell advertisements, write copy and captions, design layout, and do all of their own photography. All work is done using Adobe InDesign on the MacIntosh computer.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take YBK2B - YEARBOOK 2B
YEARBOOK 1B YBK1B
same as YBK1A.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take YBK3B - YEARBOOK 3B
YEARBOOK 2A YBK2A
Students in this class are responsible for publishing, the school yearbook. Students sell advertisements, write copy and captions, design layout, and do all of their own photography. All work is done using Adobe InDesign on the MacIntosh computer.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take YBK3A - YEARBOOK 3A
YEARBOOK 2B YBK2B
Same as YBK2A.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take YBK1A - YEARBOOK 1A
YEARBOOK 3A YBK3A
Students in this class are responsible for publishing, the school yearbook. Students sell advertisements, write copy and captions, design layout, and do all of their own photography. All work is done using Adobe InDesign on the MacIntosh computer.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take YBK2A - YEARBOOK 2A
YEARBOOK 3B YBK3B
Same as YBK3A.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take YBK1B - YEARBOOK 1B