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English Language Arts Offerings


Honors English I

Course Description: Honors English I introduces students to the rigors of analytical reading and effective writing. Students will be exposed to a variety of literary and nonfiction genres as a means of developing deep and personal reading comprehension. Our second point of focus will be that of developing the means and strategies to become effective writers.  This will be supplemented with interactive and student-generated writing rubrics and peer grading work. Study in both of these areas will help us prepare for select standardized tests. Finally we will refine our speaking and listening skills in an attempt to network with our unique healthcare and collegiate partners. Prerequisites: None.



Honors English II

Course Description: Honors English II provides students with instruction and practice to help them improve their reading comprehension, researching skills, writing, and standardized testing scores. Instruction focuses on essay development in the forms of argumentative, interpretative, analytical, narrative,

and expository writing. Analysis of literary and dramatic works, as well as nonfiction,  will be integrated into class discussions, peer collaboration, and personal writings. Students will integrate the Modern Language Association format (MLA) and parenthetical citation. Prerequisites: English I



Advanced Placement English Language and Composition (AP Lang)

Course Description: AP Lang is designed to improve a student’s critical reading and writing skills.  The foundation of this course is argument in non-fiction, and other longer non-fiction texts will be read and discussed.  All writing is generated from our readings. Although this class may be challenging at times, the experience will help students on their academic journey to be successful in college. AP Lang helps students gain more confidence and courage in their abilities.  This class will help students discover the many hidden talents that will be very useful to them in college and beyond. With deep engagement, students have the opportunity to earn college credit and money. Prerequisites: English II



Honors English IV

Course Description: Honors English IV engages students in rigorous college preparatory texts through a variety of authentic and active learning experiences. The class will explore the highlights of American fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and theatre. This class is recommended for seniors who need an ENG IV credit, but feel they could benefit from an emphasis on improving their college-level reading, writing and speaking skills to ensure a strong start in Freshman English. Prerequisites: AP Lang



Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition (AP Lit)

Course Description: AP Lit aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work's structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works. Prerequisites: AP Lang