• English 9, Honors (5 periods, 5 credits)

    This course is for students with superior language and reading skills.  The English I Honors Program is devoted to a chronological study of world literature with emphasis on the epic literature of various nations and cultures.  Critical analysis, advanced writing assignments, independent reading and literary research are required.

    English 10, Advanced Placement Language and Composition

    (5 periods, 5 credits)

    Following the College Board's suggested curriculum designed to parallel college-level English courses, the AP English Language and Composition course enables students to develop critical standards for evaluating literature. Students study the language, character, action, and theme in works of recognized literacy merit; enrich their understanding of connotation, metaphor, irony, syntax, and tone; and write compositions of their own (including literary analysis exposition, argument, narrative, and creative writing).

    English 11, Honors (5 periods, 5 credits)

    The junior year is devoted to a study of American Literature from 1900 to the present with emphasis on major writers and the historical, social, and philosophical movements of their time.  In addition, emphasis will be placed on skills needed for the SAT and review for the HSPA.  All students will be exposed to a core body of knowledge including a grade level vocabulary list, the writing of critical analyses, and a research paper.

    English 12, Advanced Placement Literature and Composition

    (5 periods, 5 credits)

    Advanced Placement English is a demanding academic course in which students employ an intensive, interpretative, and critical approach to modern and to classical literature through class and independent reading, through small and large group discussion, and through a variety of writing experiences. Writing assignments include the analysis of text, structure, and style; reflect all of the rhetorical modes, and incorporate writing for everyday situations. A research paper utilizing primary and secondary sources is a requirement.