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English I 10212X0
English I addresses the six major goals as outlined in the NC Common Core Curriculum. The student will become competent in expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary writing with emphasis on the conventions of grammar and language usage. English I includes a study of many types of literature, literary terms, vocabulary, and public speaking. Homework may be required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: Level III or IV on Eighth Grade EOG Test
English I Advanced 10212X0A
Advanced English I addresses the six major goals as outlined in the NC Common Core Curriculum. The student will become competent in expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary writing with emphasis on the conventions of grammar and language usage. Students in English I will study various literary genres, literary terms, vocabulary, and public speaking. Advanced English I is designed for students who wish to pursue a FRC3 or FRC4 (Future Ready Core) pathway. Homework is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AdvancedGRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: Level III or IV on Eighth Grade EOG Reading Test
English I Honors 10215X0
Honors English I addresses the six major goals as outlined in the NC Common Core Curriculum. All honors English classes will be fast paced with in-depth studies of literature, grammar usage, writing and independent studies. Extensive homework and outside reading will be required, including summer reading due on the first day of class. The student will become competent in expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary writing with emphasis on the conventions of grammar and language usage. Students in Honors English I will study various literary genres, literary terms, vocabulary, SAT prep, and public speaking. This course will emphasize the development of higher order thinking skills, research skills, and interpretive reading skills. This class is designed for students who plan to attend a four year university.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 9
PREREQUISITE: Level III or IV on Eighth Grade EOG Reading Test and 8th grade teacher recommendation
English as a Second Language 10382X0B
To participate in the ESL program, students must have a home language other than English in their background. A student qualifies for services based on the WIDA Access Placement Test (W-APT) and continues to receive services based on the annual WIDA ACCESS Test. ESL program goals are to help students obtain English language proficiency and to meet age and grade appropriate academic achievement standards for grade promotion and graduation. ESL classes are taught in English. Special instructional materials are provided that utilize content-based instruction and academic language. The ESL course is instructed by a highly qualified ESL Teacher in a small group setting. Instruction follows the North Carolina WIDA English Language Development Standards to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in English.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
English II 10222X0
English II addresses the six major goals as outlined in the NC Common Core Curriculum. The student will become competent in expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary writing with emphasis on the conventions of grammar and language usage. Students will study world literature that focuses on the different literary genres. Vocabulary and speaking skills are included in this class. Homework may be required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: 10212X0 - English I
English II Advanced 10222X0A
Advanced English II addresses the six major goals as outlined in the NC Common Core Curriculum. The student will become competent in expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary writing with emphasis on the conventions of grammar and language usage. Students will study world literature that focuses on the different literary genres. Vocabulary and speaking skills are emphasized. The class is designed for students who wish to pursue a FRC3 or FRC4 (Future Ready Core) pathway. Homework is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AdvancedGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: Numeric grade of 85 or above in English I
English II Honors 10225X0
Honors English II addresses the six major goals as outlined in the NC Common Core Curriculum. All honors English classes will be fast paced with in-depth studies of literature, grammar usage, writing and independent studies. Extensive homework and outside reading will be required, including summer reading due on the first day of class. The student will become competent in expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary writing with emphasis on the conventions of grammar and language usage. Students will study world literature that focuses on the different literary genres. Vocabulary, SAT prep, and speaking skills are emphasized. Honors English II is intended to prepare students to attend a four year university.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: Numeric grade of 85 or above in Honors English I and teacher recommendation
English III 10232X0
English III addresses the six major goals as outlined in the NC Common Core Curriculum. The student will become competent in expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary writing with emphasis on the conventions of grammar and language usage. Students will complete a research paper. This class is for students who wish to meet graduation requirements while preparing for vocational/technical training or work following graduation. American literature from colonial days to the present will be the focus. Emphasis will be given to vocabulary, and public speaking. Homework may be required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: 10222X0 - English II
English III Advanced 10232X0A
Advanced English III addresses the six major goals as outlined in the NC Common Core Curriculum. The student will become competent in expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary writing with emphasis on the conventions of grammar and language usage. Advanced English III moves at a faster pace and with more depth in the study of American literature. Vocabulary, speaking and preparation for standardized tests such as the SAT will be emphasized. Advanced English III is appropriate for students who are preparing for the community college’s college transfer program and students who are preparing for a four year college. Homework is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AdvancedGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: Advanced English II or a numeric grade of 85 or above in English II
English III Honors 10235X0
Honors English III addresses the six major goals as outlined by the NC Common Core Curriculum. All honors English classes will be fast paced with in-depth studies of literature, grammar usage, writing and independent studies. Extensive homework and outside reading will be required, including summer reading due on the first day of class. The student will become competent in expressive, informational, argumentative, critical, and literary writing with emphasis on the conventions of grammar and language usage. Honors English III is an extensive study of American literature. Vocabulary, speaking, and test-taking skills are emphasized. Students will complete a research paper. The class is designed for the serious student who plans to attend a four year university.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: Numeric grade of 85 or above in Honors English II and teacher recommendation
AP English Language and Composition/ WCC ENG 111 & ENG 112 1A007X0
This is a rigorous course that gives students the opportunity to earn advanced placement and college credit while they are still in high school. Students will learn to analyze the rhetoric of prose passages and demonstrate their composition skills by writing essays in various rhetorical and expository modes. Students are required to read a wide range of literature with a focus on literary nonfiction, to participate in public speaking exercises, to master documentation styles and citations, and to complete extensive written assignments. Extensive homework will be required, as well as summer reading due on the first day of class. In order to receive weighted credit, students who enroll in this course will be required to take the Adv. Placement Language Exam given in May at an expense of approximately $87. Those who score 3 or above may earn college credit; each college or university sets its own standards. Each student who earns a grade of C or above (in both 9 weeks) will receive 6 hours of college credit for the WCC component of this class. This course is approved for transfer as a Universal General Education Transfer Component course in English Composition.
COURSE NOTE: This course satisfies the English III requirement for graduation. In order to take this class you must meet the College and Career Promise requirements.
CREDIT: 3TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: 10225X0 - English II Honors
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Must meet College and Career Promise requirements.Student Application and AP contract must be submitted
English IV 10242X0
English IV addresses the six major goals as outlined in the NC Common Core Curriculum. The student will be competent in expressive, informational, argumentative, literary, and critical writing with emphasis on the conventions of grammar and language. An understanding of British literature will be a part of the content of English IV. This level is appropriate for students who are preparing for technical or vocational programs following graduation. Students will be required to complete and present a senior project. Homework may be required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: 10232X0 - English III
English IV Advanced 10242X0A
Advanced English IV addresses the six major goals as outlined in the NC Common Core Curriculum. The student will be competent in expressive, informational, argumentative, literary, and critical writing with emphasis on the conventions of grammar and language. These competencies are correlated with a thorough study of British literature. In addition, this level includes research writing and the study of novels. Students will be required to complete and present a senior project. Advanced English IV is appropriate for students who are preparing for FRC3 or FRC4 (Future Ready Core) course of study. Homework is required.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AdvancedGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Numeric grade of 85 or above in English III
English IV Honors 10245X0
Honors English IV addresses the six major goals as outlined in the NC Common Core Curriculum. All honors English classes will be fast paced with in-depth studies of literature, grammar usage, writing and independent studies. Extensive homework and outside reading will be required. The student will be competent in expressive, informational, argumentative, literary, and critical writing with emphasis on the conventions of grammar and language usage. These competencies are correlated with the advanced study of British literature. In addition, this level includes major research writing, oral presentations, and the in-depth study of novels. Honors English IV is for the serious student who plans to attend a four-year university.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Numeric grade of 85 or higher in Honors English III or AP English Language and Composition and teacher recommendation
AP Literature and Composition 1A017X0
This is a senior-level course which corresponds in content and rigor to courses offered at the college and university sophomore level. Students are required to read a wide range of literature with a focus on literary analysis. Students should expect extensive writing assignments and homework, including summer reading due on the first day of class. This course gives students the opportunity to earn advanced placement/college credit while they are still in high school. In order to receive weighted credit, students who enroll in this course will be required to take the Advanced Placement Literature Exam at an expense of approximately $87. Those who score 3 or above may earn college credit; each college or university sets its own standards.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: Advanced PlacementGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: 10235X0 - English III Honors or 1A007X0 - AP English Language and Composition/ WCC ENG 111 & ENG 112
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Application and AP contract must be submitted.
English Electives
Appalachian Studies 10252X0AS
This class will introduce students to a variety of information regarding the Appalachian region, with special emphasis given to Ashe and surrounding counties. The course will approach the study of the region in a cross-disciplinary form, incorporating the study of things like history, music, art, and literature as a means of understanding the significance of the Appalachian region. The class will also encourage students to pursue independently guided research into local culture. Some writing will be required. (Elective Only)
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Creative Writing 10252X0S1
Creative writing is an elective which gives students with special interests in writing the opportunity to improve and expand their talent. Students will write poetry, short stories, dramas, essays, and other works as assigned by the teacher. Peer editing and writing for publication will help students improve editing skills.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
PREREQUISITE: At least numeric grade of 77 in last English class
Young Adult Literature 10252X0YA
This course is for students who want to take their love of reading Young Adult (YA)/Teen Literature to the next level. Students should be avid readers. Books will be selected from current and former YA Bestseller lists and will range in genre. Students will be expected to participate in whole-class and small-group discussions, maintain an online blog, and reflect creatively on the books. Students will explore related careers in publishing, bookselling, and professional writing, as well as complete a contemporary author study. Students may have to purchase books for class. (This is an elective class).
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 11-12
PREREQUISITE: 10222X0 - English II
Journalism
Journalism I - Fall 10312X0Fal
Fall Journalism will be responsible for the publication of an online school newspaper as well as assisting with yearbook deadlines. Students who take this class must demonstrate outstanding composition skills, work ethic, and responsibility. Students will be responsible for ad sales, photography, yearbook layout, copy writing, and online publication. Class size is limited.
COURSE NOTE: Students will not be considered for enrollment without a completed application. Students may print the application from the website or see Mrs. Wells in room 213 for a copy.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 9-12
Journalism II - Fall 10322X0Fal
Fall Journalism will be responsible for the publication of an online school newspaper as well as assisting with yearbook deadlines. Students who take this class must demonstrate outstanding composition skills, work ethic, and responsibility. Students will be responsible for ad sales, photography, yearbook layout, copy writing, and online publication. Class size is limited.
COURSE NOTE: Students will not be considered for enrollment without a completed application. Students may print the application from the website or see Mrs. Wells in room 213 for a copy.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Journalism II - Spring 10322X0Spr
Spring Journalism will include present editors as well as those who are training for future editorial positions. Students are responsible for finalizing production and distribution of yearbooks.
COURSE NOTE: Students will not be considered for enrollment without a completed application. Students may print the application from the website or see Mrs. Wells in room 213 for a copy.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: RegularGRADE: 10-12
Journalism III Honors - Fall 10335X0Fal
Students will be responsible for overseeing the online publication of the school newspaper as well as the production of the school yearbook. This course is only available to experienced students in their third year of enrollment in Journalism.
COURSE NOTE: Students will not be considered for enrollment without a completed application. Students may print the application from the website or see Mrs. Wells in room 213 for a copy.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 11-12
Journalism III Honors - Spring 10335X0Spr
Spring course will include current editors as well as those who are training for future editorial positions. Students are responsible for finalizing production and distribution of yearbooks. This course is only available to experienced students in their third year of enrollment in journalism.
COURSE NOTE: Students will not be considered for enrollment without a completed application. Students may print the application from the website or see Mrs. Wells in room 213 for a copy.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 11-12
Journalism IV Honors - Fall 10345X0Fal
Students will be responsible for overseeing the online publication of the school newspaper as well as the production of the school yearbook. This course is only available to experienced students in their fourth year of enrollment in Journalism.
COURSE NOTE: Students will not be considered for enrollment without a completed application. Students may print the application from the website or see Mrs. Wells in room 213 for a copy.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 12
Journalism IV Honors - Spring 10345X0Spr
Spring course will include current editors as well as those who are training for future editorial positions. Students are responsible for finalizing production and distribution of yearbooks. This course is only available to experienced students in their fourth year of enrollment in journalism.
COURSE NOTE: Students will not be considered for enrollment without a completed application. Students may print the application from the website or see Mrs. Wells in room 213 for a copy.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: HonorsGRADE: 12