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9 Basic English Literature and Composition - Semester 1 10003
This course is designed to aid students in becoming more successful in their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Focus will be on using language to become successful communicators. Students will be expected to work independently and in groups in a variety of areas, ranging from vocabulary and grammar to reading and writing. ***8th grade English teacher recommendation required.
COURSE NOTE: 8th grade English teacher recommendation required for placement.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
9 Basic English Literature and Composition - Semester 2 20003
This course is designed to aid students in becoming more successful in their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Focus will be on using language to become successful communicators. Students will be expected to work independently and in groups in a variety of areas, ranging from vocabulary and grammar to reading and writing. ***8th grade English teacher recommendation required.
COURSE NOTE: 8th grade English teacher recommendation required for placement.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
9 English Literature and Composition 1 00012
This course is designed to further students’ proficiency in reading, speaking, writing and listening. The course will increase students’ knowledge of grammar and vocabulary as well as improve their skills in note taking, public speaking, listening and library research. The course will also focus on literature through the study of novels, non-fiction essays, and poetry. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
9 English Literature and Composition 2 00022
Students will continue to develop the skills learned in 9 English Literature and Composition 1. The focus of this semester will be on different forms of literature including drama, short stories, and novels. Students will also continue their study of writing, specifically the three-part essay, and further their vocabulary development. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
9 Honors English Literature and Composition 1 00002
This course is designed for the motivated student with superior English skills. The goal of this course is to increase the advanced student’s proficiency at essay writing as well as to improve his/her skills in grammar, note taking, research and public speaking. The course also introduces the student to the analysis of poetry and the classic novel. SUMMER READING IS REQUIRED. ***8th or 9th grade English teacher recommendation required. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: 8th or 9th grade English teacher recommendation required. If parent and student accept responsibility for placement without recommendation, the following provisions apply: 1. Student is responsible for (re)learning prerequisite skills/concepts (material may not be included in course curriculum); 2. Teacher cannot be expected to spend extra time on individual tutoring; 3. Parent will provide tutorial services; 4. Student may not change course level until semester, and only if space available.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
9 Honors English Literature and Composition 2 00032
Students will continue to develop the skills they learned in 9 Honors Literature and Composition 1. The goal of the course is to increase advanced students’ reading and writing proficiency through the study of the short story, drama, and the novel. The curriculum also emphasizes writing. SUMMER READING IS REQUIRED. ***8th or 9th grade teacher recommendation required. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: 8th or 9th grade English teacher recommendation required. If parent and student accept responsibility for placement without recommendation, the following provisions apply: 1. Student is responsible for (re)learning prerequisite skills/concepts (material may not be included in course curriculum); 2. Teacher cannot be expected to spend extra time on individual tutoring; 3. Parent will provide tutorial services; 4. Student may not change course level until semester, and only if space available.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
Advanced ESL - semester 1 01562
Advanced ESL is the language arts class for advanced English Language Learners. Vocabulary building and refinement of grammar are stressed while students explore various genres of literature. ELLs will use the writing process to develop increasingly complex forms of written response. Improved reading comprehension and overall fluency in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) as well as comprehension are addressed. Students may enroll concurrently in ELL Tutorial. Graded conventionaly.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Advanced ESL - semester 2 01572
Advanced ESL is the language arts class for advanced English Language Learners. Vocabulary building and refinement of grammar are stressed while students explore various genres of literature. ELLs will use the writing process to develop increasingly complex forms of written response. Improved reading comprehension and overall fluency in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) as well as comprehension are addressed. Students may enroll concurrently in ELL Tutorial. Graded conventionaly.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Beginner ESL 1 (elective credit) 00472
For English Language Learners (ELLs) who are new to the United States. This course will assist the non-native speaker in acquiring the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Immediate needs of communication and cultural adaptation are met in a setting that nurtures and refines beginning language acquisition. Students may enroll concurrently in ELL Tutorial. ***Placement by ESL Coordinator. Graded conventionally.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Beginner ESL 2 (elective credit) 00482
For English Language Learners (ELLs) who are new to the United States. This course will assist the non-native speaker in acquiring the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English. Immediate needs of communication and cultural adaptation are met in a setting that nurtures and refines beginning language acquisition. Students may enroll concurrently in ELL Tutorial. ***Placement by ESL Coordinator. Graded conventionally.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Edge Fundamentals 19304
No description available
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Intermediate ESL 1 (English credit) 00562
Intermediate ESL is the language arts class for intermediate English Language Learners. Vocabulary building and refinement of grammar are stressed while students explore various genres of literature. ELLs will use the writing process to develop increasingly complex forms of written response. Improved reading comprehension and overall fluency in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are addressed. Students may enroll concurrently in ELL Tutorial. ***Placement by ESL Coordinator. Graded conventionally.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Intermediate ESL 2 (English credit) 00572
Intermediate ESL is the language arts class for intermediate English Language Learners. Vocabulary building and refinement of grammar are stressed while students explore various genres of literature. ELLs will use the writing process to develop increasingly complex forms of written response. Improved reading comprehension and overall fluency in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) are addressed. Students may enroll concurrently in ELL Tutorial. ***Placement by ESL Coordinator. Graded conventionally.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Language A - Semester 1 19243
This is an English class for students who have been certified by an IEPT. This course combines composition and literature and is designed to help students develop skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This course meets the regular English requirements.
COURSE NOTE: IEPC required
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Language A - Semester 2 29243
This is an English class for students who have been certified by an IEPT. This course combines composition and literature and is designed to help students develop skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This course meets the regular English requirements.
COURSE NOTE: IEPC required
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Language B - Semester 1 19253
This is an English class for students who have been certified by an IEPT. This course combines composition and literature and is designed to help students develop skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This course meets the regular English requirements.
COURSE NOTE: IEPC required
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Language B - Semester 2 29253
This is an English class for students who have been certified by an IEPT. This course combines composition and literature and is designed to help students develop skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This course meets the regular English requirements.
COURSE NOTE: IEPC required
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Language C - Semester 1 19263
This is an English class for students who have been certified by an IEPT. This course combines composition and literature and is designed to help students develop skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This course meets the regular English requirements.
COURSE NOTE: IEPC required
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Language C - Semester 2 29263
This is an English class for students who have been certified by an IEPT. This course combines composition and literature and is designed to help students develop skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This course meets the regular English requirements.
COURSE NOTE: IEPC required
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Language D - Semester 1 19273
This is an English class for students who have been certified by an IEPT. This course combines composition and literature and is designed to help students develop skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Content includes syllable types, vocabulary expansion, grammatical functions, higher order thinking, pre-writing, and paragraph development. This course meets the regular English requirements.
COURSE NOTE: IEPC required
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Language D - Semester 2 29273
This is an English class for students who have been certified by an IEPT. This course combines composition and literature and is designed to help students develop skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Content includes syllable types, vocabulary expansion, grammatical functions, higher order thinking, pre-writing, and paragraph development. This course meets the regular English requirements.
COURSE NOTE: IEPC required
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Language E - Semester 1 19283
This is an English class for students who have been certified by an IEPT. This course combines composition and literature and is designed to help students develop skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Content includes phonograms, vocabulary expansion, grammatical functions, clauses, higher order thinking, pre-writing, and paragraph development. This course meets the regular English requirements.
COURSE NOTE: IEPC required
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Language E - Semester 2 29283
This is an English class for students who have been certified by an IEPT. This course combines composition and literature and is designed to help students develop skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Content includes phonograms, vocabulary expansion, grammatical functions, clauses, higher order thinking, pre-writing, and paragraph development. This course meets the regular English requirements.
COURSE NOTE: IEPC required
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Language F - Semester 1 19293
This is an English class for students who have been certified by an IEPT. This course combines composition and literature and is designed to help students develop skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Content includes silent letters, vocabulary expansion, grammatical forms, higher order thinking, pre-writing, and multi-paragraph development. This course meets the regular English requirements.
COURSE NOTE: IEPC required
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Language F - Semester 2 29293
This is an English class for students who have been certified by an IEPT. This course combines composition and literature and is designed to help students develop skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Content includes silent letters, vocabulary expansion, grammatical forms, higher order thinking, pre-writing, and multi-paragraph development. This course meets the regular English requirements.
COURSE NOTE: IEPC required
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Media (Athens) 00292
Students will study the histories of radio, television, magazines and newspapers. They will learn the influence of media and how it operates in America. Writing and speaking skill development will be stressed as it relates to the exciting world of communication. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
MoCi Literacy 1 09701
No description available
COURSE NOTE: May be repeated
CREDIT: 1.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Personal Communication 00352
This course is designed to involve students in the study of communication. Students will explore interpersonal communication, nonverbal/verbal communication, listening and speaking skills. This class combines the psychology of communication with the practice of a variety of communication skills. Students will participate in small and large group activities as well as individual presentations of the various skills. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Reading Strategies 00372
This is a lab class. After diagnostic and placement tests, students will be able to analyze their reading skills and work toward increasing their reading skill levels. Students will be assigned to an individualized vocabulary program. Individual, pair, and team projects using a variety of reading materials will comprise the substance of the course. “Active reading” exercises using newspaper and magazine articles, along with textual reading, will help raise reading comprehension. This class is designed to help below average and average readers improve their vocabulary, comprehension, reading and listening skills. Daily attendance and assignment completion are a must in this lab class situation. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Speech 1 00392
The class is designed to provide an opportunity for students to become comfortable in a variety of speaking situations by developing speaking and discussion techniques. The students will explore small group and large group discussion, informative, broadcasting, sales and persuasive speaking styles. It is especially recommended for students interested in careers in law, politics, education, and broadcasting. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Speech 2 00142
This course is designed for potentially advanced public speakers. Students will have an opportunity to explore a variety of speaking styles including PowerPoint presentations, original oratory, persuasive and informative speaking. Speech outlines will be assigned on the material being studied. Emphasis is on the individual’s strengths and weaknesses, delivery style, and a concentrated study to fine tune speaker delivery. ***Prerequisite required or teacher recommendation. 2 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Writing for Publication: Journalism (Athens) 00272
This course is for the student who likes to write. Students will be taught the techniques of news writing and will be expected to research, report, and write news, feature, interview, review, and editorial articles. Students will arrange and conduct interviews inside and outside of school. They will also become proficient with copy editing symbols, lead writing, and headlines. This course explores the dynamics behind the expression of “power of the press” and examines press history, rights, and responsibilities. This course will briefly cover advertising, photojournalism, and desktop publishing. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Written Expression 1 - Semester 1 19493
This is an elective writing class for students who have been certified by an IEPT. This course is designed to further develop students' proficiency in writing. Content includes knowledge of the conventions and mechanics of writing and essay writing.
COURSE NOTE: IEPC required
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Written Expression 1 - Semester 2 29493
This is an elective writing class for students who have been certified by an IEPT. This course is designed to further develop students' proficiency in writing. Content includes knowledge of the conventions and mechanics of writing and essay writing.
COURSE NOTE: IEPC required
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Written Expression 2 - Semester 1 19593
This is an elective writing class for students who have been certified by an IEPT. This course is designed to further develop students' proficiency in writing. Content includes knowledge of the conventions and mechanics of writing and essay writing.
COURSE NOTE: IEPC required
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Written Expression 2 - Semester 2 29593
This is an elective writing class for students who have been certified by an IEPT. This course is designed to further develop students' proficiency in writing. Content includes knowledge of the conventions and mechanics of writing and essay writing.
COURSE NOTE: IEPC required
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
10 English Literature and Composition 1 00062
This course is designed to help students write more effectively and accurately with emphasis on writing in response to literature and themes. The three-part essay will be addressed in terms of grammar, mechanics, diction and writing style. Literary genres include the novel, short stories, and poetry. Essay formats include classification, character analysis, cause/effect, comparison/contrast and in-class writing. SAT-type vocabulary will also be studied.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10
10 English Literature and Composition 2 00042
Students will continue to develop the skills learned in 10 English Literature and Composition 1. The focus of this semester will be on different forms of literature including drama, short stories, and novels. Students will also continue their study of writing and further their vocabulary development. Essay formats include research, persuasive and in-class writing. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10
10 Honors English Literature and Composition 1 00052
This class is designed for students with superior English skills to advance the writing and reading proficiency acquired in 9 Honors English Literature and Composition 1 and 2. The study of literature will focus on analysis of novels, drama, short stories, and poetry. SAT-type vocabulary will also be studied. Teacher recommendation is needed to take this in place of the required 10th grade English course. SUMMER READING IS REQUIRED. ***Prerequisite and recommendation of 9th grade English teacher is required. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: 9th grade English teacher recommendation required. If parent and student accept responsibility for placement without recommendation, the following provisions apply: 1. Student is responsible for (re)learning prerequisite skills/concepts (material may not be included in course curriculum); 2. Teacher cannot be expected to spend extra time on individual tutoring; 3. Parent will provide tutorial services; 4. Student may not change course level until semester, and only if space available.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10
10 Honors English Literature and Composition 2 00152
This class is designed for students with superior English skills to advance the writing and reading proficiency acquired in 9 Honors Literature and Composition 1 and 2. The study of literature will focus on analysis of novels, drama, short stories, and poetry. SAT-type vocabulary will also be studied. Teacher recommendation is needed to take this in place of the required 10th grade English course. SUMMER READING IS REQUIRED. ***Prerequisite and recommendation of 9th grade English teacher is required. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: 9th grade English teacher recommendation required. If parent and student accept responsibility for placement without recommendation, the following provisions apply: 1. Student is responsible for (re)learning prerequisite skills/concepts (material may not be included in course curriculum); 2. Teacher cannot be expected to spend extra time on individual tutoring; 3. Parent will provide tutorial services; 4. Student may not change course level until semester, and only if space available.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10
Academic Collegiate Transition (ACT) (Athens) 00172
“Academic Collegiate Transition (ACT prep)”- is a course designed to provide Sophomore students during their Spring semester or Junior students during their Fall semester critical thinking skills within the core areas of math, reading, English, writing and science. Specifically, the course prepares students for college entrance exams and admissions by deepening student’s familiarity with standardized tests and increasing student’s fundamental, common-core skill proficiency: analyzing, inferring, problem solving, and communicating. During the semester, students will rotate between four teachers (one math, one science and two English teachers). Each teacher will have a month’s worth of material. Since the class is embedded in both mathematics and English curriculum, each individual student will meet with their counselor to discuss whether they would like to count the class as a math or English elective and how this decision impacts their schedule and future.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-11
American Classics, Novels, and Short Stories 00122
Reading and learning more about short stories, novels, and biographies of a number of American authors are the main thrust of this course. Students will study the elements of the short story and novel and analyze examples of the genres in depth. Critical and analytical writing assignments will be given covering the literature being studied. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Classical Mythology and Drama 00232
The myths and drama of ancient Greece provide the basics of this enrichment course. An exploration of how the myths impact our own culture as well as the past will be part of the course. Dramatic studies will include the origin of plays as an art form. Creative, critical, and analytical writing assignments will focus on the literature of the course. Any student planning to attend college will find the content of this class helpful background material in college courses. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Creative Writing 1 00182
Students will develop a creative approach to writing by drafting, conferencing, editing, and completing a wide range of writing assignments. Some of the genres explored are poetry, the short story, the personal essay, and scripts. Students will be expected to write a great deal and to share, critique, and analyze each other’s work. The creation of a writing portfolio is the final project. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Debate 1 00492
This course will provide an opportunity for developing an individual’s ability to present formal debate. The subject material will deal with the national high school debate topic for the year. Students will learn how to research the debate topic and to participate in formal debate. Critical and analytical papers will be assigned to accompany the formal research topics. It is recommended for students who want to learn how to debate formally and for students who want to participate in competitive debate. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: B or better in English or teacher recommendation.
Debate 2 00502
This course will provide an opportunity for improving an individual’s ability to present formal debate. The subject matter will be the national high school debate topic for the year. Students will be required to do extensive research on the debate topic as well as participate in formal debate, either in class or in league competition. Researched topics will also be written in critical and analytical papers. Participation on the Debate Team is recommended. Debate Team members are expected to take this class. 2 Retakes.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: Debate 1, teacher recommendation, or B or better in English.
Film and Literature 00212
This course is designed as an English elective for students in grades 10-12. The focus of the course will be on the study of film vocabulary, film genre, film making techniques, film history, film as an art form, and film as a style of communication in our society. Assignments will focus on film viewing, outside reading, and research-based critical and analytical writing assignments. Through reading about and watching film, critical viewing skills will be developed, as will writing and discussion skills about the content and genre of study. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Literature of Suspense 00312
This course is designed for the students who are fascinated with the mysterious and the “unexplained.” Students will study ghost and horror stories and investigate the lives of supersleuths such as Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie. This course will try to explain the supernatural and unexplained phenomena of our world. Periodic tests on the material studied as well as critical and analytical writing assignments will be given. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Science Fiction 00382
This course is designed for students who enjoy speculative literature. Discover a new awareness of the past, present, and future through an overview of science fiction literature. Students will read several novels, see films, and present a final project. Periodic tests on the materials studied as well as analytical and critical writing assignments will be given. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Sports Literature 00322
Sports Literature is designed for students who want to approach reading and writing through the lens of sports. Students will examine literature about all sports, analyzing the significance that athletics has on different genres of writing. Critical and analytical writing assignments will be given covering the literature being studied, which includes several novels as well as some critical essays and other sports articles. There will also be films and other social media utilized to facilitate writing assignments and provocative discussion on how sports influence the world. Any student planning to attend college will find the content and rigor of this class beneficial for preparing for literature and composition expectations in college.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Vocabulary Improvement 00442
This class is designed to expand and improve any student’s English vocabulary. After being tested for entry level vocabulary comprehension, each student independently studies vocabulary in class using a workbook at his or her appropriate level of difficulty. Vocabulary is tested regularly. Vocabulary is also enriched in context, through reading and writing. By working at an individual level, the student should learn to use vocabulary better in all courses and situations, whether he/she is trying to improve test scores for college admission or is learning English as a second or third language. Retakes for ELL Students only.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Writing for Publication: Newspaper - Semester 1 10333
This course is designed to involve the student in all aspects of producing a newspaper/newsmagazine. The class will be organized as a newspaper staff. Students are responsible for reporting, writing and designing layout, and using desktop publishing for articles to be published in the school paper. They are also responsible for selling and designing advertising which appears in the publication. Accuracy in journalistic writing skills will be stressed. ***Prerequisite required and instructor approval. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: B average in Writing for Publication: Journalism and/or instructor approval.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Writing for Publication: Newspaper - Semester 2 20333
This course is designed to involve the student in all aspects of producing a newspaper/newsmagazine. The class will be organized as a newspaper staff. Students are responsible for reporting, writing and designing layout, and using desktop publishing for articles to be published in the school paper. They are also responsible for selling and designing advertising which appears in the publication. Accuracy in journalistic writing skills will be stressed. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: B average in Writing for Publication: Journalism and/or instructor approval.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Writing for Publication: Yearbook - Semester 1 10343
This course is designed to involve the student in all aspects of producing a concise, historical yearbook. Students are responsible for reporting, writing, and designing layouts on computers. In addition, students will learn many marketable communication skills in such fields as journalism, photography, graphics, advertising, and publications. Desktop publishing will be used for creating copy to be published in the yearbook. Students will sell ads to the community and subscriptions to the student body. Accuracy in journalistic writing skills will be stressed. Students should be able to meet after school. 3 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: B average in English and instructor approval.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: B average in English required and consent of instructor.
Writing for Publication: Yearbook - Semester 2 20343
This course is designed to involve the student in all aspects of producing a concise, historical yearbook. Students are responsible for reporting, writing, and designing layouts on computers. In addition, students will learn many marketable communication skills in such fields as journalism, photography, graphics, advertising, and publications. Desktop publishing will be used for creating copy to be published in the yearbook. Students will sell ads to the community and subscriptions to the student body. Accuracy in journalistic writing skills will be stressed. Students should be able to meet after school. 3 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: B average in English and instructor approval.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
11 Basic English Lit/Comp ESL - semester 1 10053
This class is designed to help students become more successful readers and writers, while increasing knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical skills. With a focus on American writers, the study of literature in this class requires critical and creative thinking skills; writing instruction includes a special emphasis on the three-part essay. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11
11 Basic English Lit/Comp ESL - semester 2 20053
This class is designed to help students become more successful readers and writers, while increasing knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical skills. With a focus on American writers, the study of literature in this class requires critical and creative thinking skills; writing instruction includes a special emphasis on the three-part essay. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11
11 Basic English Literature and Composition - Semester 1 10063
This class is designed to help students become more successful readers and writers, while increasing knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical skills. With a focus on American writers, the study of literature in this class requires critical and creative thinking skills; writing instruction includes a special emphasis on the three-part essay. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: 10th grade English teacher recommendation required for placement.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11
11 Basic English Literature and Composition - Semester 2 20063
This class is designed to help students become more successful readers and writers, while increasing knowledge of vocabulary and grammatical skills. With a focus on American writers, the study of literature in this class requires critical and creative thinking skills; writing instruction includes a special emphasis on the three-part essay. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: 10th grade English teacher recommendation required for placement.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11
11 English - AP 1 00092
This class is for advanced students who wish to begin their preparation for the AP Language and Composition Examination. Students will improve their writing through systematic study of literary devices used by American authors from major periods. The breadth of writing assignments will lay the foundation for the exam. Close reading for style and tone will be explored; timed, critical and analytical writing will be practiced frequently. Review of grammatical and syntactical structure of language will enhance student achievement. This course satisfies the 11th grade English requirement. SUMMER READING IS REQUIRED. ***Prerequisite required or teacher recommendation. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: 10th grade English teacher recommendation required. If parent and student accept responsibility for placement without recommendation, the following provisions apply: 1. Student is responsible for (re)learning prerequisite skills/concepts (material may not be included in course curriculum); 2. Teacher cannot be expected to spend extra time on individual tutoring; 3. Parent will provide tutorial services; 4. Student may not change course level until semester, and only if space available.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11
11 English - AP 2 00112
This course is an elective continuation of 11 English - AP 1. In this course students will read a variety of nonfiction texts and examine basic elements of rhetoric: writing with a purpose, addressing an audience, creating appealing text structure, and utilizing an appropriate style. Additional instruction in argumentation will teach the skills of synthesizing, paraphrasing and citing written secondary source material, including images, graphs, and photographs. The researched argumentative essay provides students the opportunity to sort through disparate interpretations as independent analytical thinkers and writers. The AP Language and Composition Examination is the logical culmination of this course. ***Prerequisite required or teacher recommendation. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: 10th grade English teacher recommendation required. If parent and student accept responsibility for placement without recommendation, the following provisions apply: 1. Student is responsible for (re)learning prerequisite skills/concepts (material may not be included in course curriculum); 2. Teacher cannot be expected to spend extra time on individual tutoring; 3. Parent will provide tutorial services; 4. Student may not change course level until semester, and only if space available.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11
11 English Literature and Composition 00082
This course is a prerequisite for 12 English Literature and Composition. This class is designed both as a survey of major American writers and as a composition class. Critical and analytical papers and research-based activities of the American works will be the focus of the class. The literary focus of this course provides the necessary background to meet the demands of 12 English Literature and Composition. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11
AP Seminar 22523
2-year commitment required. AP seminar in 11th grade and AP Research in 12th grade.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11
Advanced Writing for Broadcasting 00362
This course is designed to offer students opportunities to work with advanced techniques and equipment. Focus of the course will be on the production of television programming that is not only technically sound, but also creative and aesthetically pleasing. Writing assignments focus on critical viewing skills, scripts, and storyboards. This course will allow students to do live studio programs as well as edited productions. Students may utilize advanced post-production processes, including title animation, sound effects editing, and more. ***Prerequisite required and permission of instructor. 2 Retakes.
COURSE NOTE: Writing for Broadcasting with an average grade of B or better and instructor approval.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Creative Writing 2 00192
This class is designed to inspire serious creative writers to further develop abilities and talents in various areas of writing, such as poetry, essays, and short stories. Independent projects are stressed so students have the opportunity to seriously delve into areas in which they have the most interest. ***Prerequisite required or instructor approval. 1 Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Modern Humanities 00262
Students develop an understanding of art, literature, music, and philosophy, and how these areas relate to everyday life and mankind in general. Themes will be assigned of an analytical and critical nature using course literature as the focus of the themes. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: B average in English.
Voices in Literature 00132
This course is an intensive reading elective designed for juniors and seniors who love to read or are seeking to broaden their exposure to literature. The novels in this course give voice to writers from a variety of cultures who detail vastly different life experiences. Reading will occur both in and out of the classroom. Discussion, analysis, and writing will also constitute class time. Critical reading skills will be developed, as will writing styles and discussion skills. ***10th grade students accepted with English teacher approval. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
Writing for Broadcasting 00342
This course is designed to offer students an introduction into various aspects of video production. Focus of the course will be on the communication process. Writing assignments focus on critical viewing skills, scripts, and storyboards. The application of these concepts is present in the programs the students produce. ***English teacher approval required. 10th grade students may elect this course (with teacher approval) if they completed the Video Technology course in middle school with a grade of B or better. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: Instructor approval.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
12 English - AP - Semester 1 10453
Designed for seniors who excel in English language skills, this course emphasizes the following areas of study: analysis and composition of essays; the study of fiction and poetry; writing a college level research paper; reading a survey of world literature, including several novels. Students are prepared for and encouraged to take the AP exam in May. SUMMER READING IS REQUIRED. ***Prerequisite required or teacher recommendation. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: 11th grade English teacher recommendation required. If parent and student accept responsibility for placement without recommendation, the following provisions apply: 1. Student is responsible for (re)learning prerequisite skills/concepts (material may not be included in course curriculum); 2. Teacher cannot be expected to spend extra time on individual tutoring; 3. Parent will provide tutorial services; 4. Student may not change course level until semester, and only if space available.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 12
12 English - AP - Semester 2 20453
Designed for seniors who excel in English language skills, this course emphasizes the following areas of study: analysis and composition of essays; the study of fiction and poetry; writing a college level research paper; reading a survey of world literature, including several novels. Students are prepared for and encouraged to take the AP exam in May. SUMMER READING IS REQUIRED. No Retake.
COURSE NOTE: 11th grade English teacher recommendation required. If parent and student accept responsibility for placement without recommendation, the following provisions apply: 1. Student is responsible for (re)learning prerequisite skills/concepts (material may not be included in course curriculum); 2. Teacher cannot be expected to spend extra time on individual tutoring; 3. Parent will provide tutorial services; 4. Student may not change course level until semester, and only if space available.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 12
12 English Literature and Composition - Semester 1 10113
This course is designed to be the final training ground for seniors. The entire course will emphasize the development of more sophisticated communication skills, including vocabulary enrichment, expository composition skills, oral presentations, and research skills. World literature from a variety of periods will be analyzed in great depth. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
12 English Literature and Composition - Semester 2 20113
This course is designed to be the final training ground for seniors. The entire course will emphasize the development of more sophisticated communication skills, including vocabulary enrichment, expository composition skills, oral presentations, and research skills. World literature from a variety of periods will be analyzed in great depth. No Retake.
CREDIT: 0.5TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
12 General English 00102
This course is offered for seniors who have previously taken 11 Basic English Literature and Composition. Emphasis will be placed on vocabulary enrichment, critical thinking, and research skills. A mature interpretation of literature assignments will be stressed, using critical and analytical thinking and writing skills. No Retake.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: 9th, 10th, and 11th grade required English courses.
AP Research 225230
2-year commitment required. AP seminar in 11th grade and AP Research in 12th grade.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 12