ENGLISH I

1.0 Credit
To expose students to a variety of literary genres to further their appreciation of literature.

To develop students’ vocabulary-building skills through the use of context clues and word origin/structure analysis.

To help students recognize and understand the use of a variety of literary elements (terms and techniques).

To enable students to respond to literature in a way that reflects intelligent and thoughtful analysis.

To provide a wide range of learning opportunities, including daily and longer-term projects, in order that students of all ability levels may be able to reach their respective potentials and be successful.

To foster a classroom atmosphere that emphasizes the importance of respect for others’ opinions, beliefs and ways of being

Read more about English I course outline

ENGLISH II

1.0 Credit
To expose students to a variety of literary genres to further their appreciation of literature.

To develop students’ vocabulary-building skills through the use of context clues and word origin/structure analysis.

To help students recognize and understand the use of a variety of literary elements (terms and techniques).

To enable students to respond to literature in a way that reflects intelligent and thoughtful analysis.

To provide a wide range of learning opportunities, including daily and longer-term projects, in order that students of all ability levels may be able to reach their respective potentials and be successful.

To foster a classroom atmosphere that emphasizes the importance of respect for others’ opinions, beliefs and ways of being

Read more about English II course outline

ENGLISH III

1.0 Credit
To help students understand the importance of historic context in literary analysis.

To expose students to a variety of literary genres to further their appreciation of literature.

To develop students’ vocabulary-building skills through the use of context clues and word origin/structure analysis.

To help students recognize and understand the use of a variety of literary elements (terms and techniques).

To enable students to respond to literature in a way that reflects intelligent and thoughtful analysis.

To develop students’ reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills so that they may function effectively in any course at university level.

To help students create a body of written work (essay portfolio) that will facilitate the college application process.

To provide a wide range of learning opportunities, including daily and longer-term projects, in order that students of all ability levels may be able to reach their respective potentials and be successful.

To foster a classroom atmosphere that emphasizes the importance of respect for others’ opinions, beliefs and ways of being.

Read more about English III course outline

ENGLISH IV

1.0 Credit
To help students understand the importance of historic context in literary analysis.

To expose students to a variety of literary genres to further their appreciation of literature.

To develop students’ vocabulary-building skills through the use of context clues and word origin/structure analysis.

To help students recognize and understand the use of a variety of literary elements (terms and techniques).

To enable students to respond to literature in a way that reflects intelligent and thoughtful analysis.

To develop students’ reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking skills so that they may function effectively in any course at university level.

To provide a wide range of learning opportunities, including daily and longer-term projects, in order that students of all ability levels may be able to reach their respective potentials and be successful.

To foster a classroom atmosphere that emphasizes the importance of respect for others’ opinions, beliefs and ways of being

Read more about English IV course outline

CREATIVE WRITING

This course offers an opportunity for students to analyze a diverse selection of literature as well as to develop extensively their own creative writing talents. Students are required to write a play, a selection of various styles of poetry, a short story, and other types of compositions. Emphasis is placed on the development of original ideas, mechanics, vocabulary, and writing styles.

TECHNICAL WRITING

This course is a comprehensive and flexible introduction to technical and professional communication. Exercises such as brief memos, summaries, formal reports and proposals will parallel the writing demands students will face both in college and/or on the job. Using a variety of technology from word processing to Internet access will also be a focus of the course. Prerequisite courses are Computer Applications and Sophomore English.

BUSINESS ENGLISH

The purpose of this course is to provide instruction in English language arts with emphasis on specific language skills as they relate to various occupations.

High School Core Courses and Elective Programs: