• AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE & COMPOSITION

    Students in this course study the fundamentals of rhetoric which can be applied to academic writing at the college level. Students will read and analyze a variety of non-fiction. Students participate in writing seminars that use student writing as the focus for analysis. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring the skills necessary to pass the AP Language and Composition exam. This college level course requires a high level of motivation and commitment due to extensive reading and writing requirements.

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  • AP EUROPEAN HISTORY / HONORS ENGLISH 10

    Designed for university-bound students. Year-long, blocked course integrated with Honors English 10 to provide a more enriched learning environment and to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Exam. Emphasizes analytical thinking skills and the development of improved essay writing skills. Students will be expected to study a college based text along with the supplementary reading materials which includes primary sources. The course content covers the history of Europe from the 1300’s to present. Successful performance on the Advanced Placement Exam will enable students to obtain college credit at selected universities. Designed to facilitate those students who will seek further enrollment in AP courses.

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  • AP LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION / AP US HISTORY

    Designed for university-bound students. Year-long, blocked course integrated with AP US History to provide a more enriched learning environment and to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Exam. Students in this course study the fundamentals of rhetoric which can be applied to academic writing at the college level. Students will read and analyze a variety of non-fiction selections. Students participate in writing seminars that use student writing as the focus for analysis. Emphasis will be placed on acquiring the skills necessary to pass the AP Language and Composition exam. This college level course requires a high level of motivation and commitment due to extensive reading and writing requirements.

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  • AP LITERATURE/ COMPOSITION 12

    Students in this course will read and analyze short stories, novels, drama, poetry and nonfiction. Students will interpret, analyze and evaluate these works through discussion and written composition. Some creative writing will be required, particularly in reference to the different styles of authors read in class. Emphasis will be placed on the skills necessary to pass the AP Literature and Composition exam. This college-level course requires a high level of motivation and commitment due to the extensive reading and writing requirements. Several novels will be required reading over the summer in preparation for the fall semester.

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  • AP US HISTORY / AP LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION


    Designed for university-bound students. Year-long, blocked course integrated with AP Language and Composition to provide a more enriched learning environment and to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Exams. This course emphasizes analytical thinking skills and the development of improved essay writing skills. AP US History is a rigorous, in-depth examination of the course of American cultural development from colonial to contemporary times. Students who complete the course are encouraged to take the College Level Examination Program or Advanced Placement American History Examination. A successful performance on the Advanced Placement Exam will enable students to obtain college credit in American History at selected colleges and universities.

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  • CP ENGLISH 9 / GEOGRAPHY AND WORLD CULTURES

    This pre-AP course provides a foundation to prepare university-bound students for the rigors of future honors and AP courses. Students will engage in higher order thinking, reading and writing skills while exploring the unique characteristics of selected world regions from a geographic and literary perspective. This integrated course will utilize 21st century technologies and emphasize the depth and complexity of writing.

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  • CP ENGLISH 10

    This college preparatory course emphasizes content established by state standards. Writing conventions such as usage and mechanics may be directly taught in conjunction with the study of additional grammar skills needed to prepare for college-level entry tests. Vocabulary and research skills are developed in context with the writing process and literary analysis.

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  • CP ENGLISH 11

    This college preparatory course emphasizes content established by state standards. Writing conventions such as usage and mechanics may be directly taught in conjunction with the study of additional grammar skills needed to prepare for college-level entry tests. Vocabulary and research skills are developed in context with the writing process and literary analysis.

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  • CP ENGLISH 12

    This college preparatory course emphasizes content established by state standards. Writing conventions such as usage and mechanics are directly taught and students study additional grammar skills needed to prepare for college-level entry tests. Vocabulary and research skills are included in the course.

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  • CP ENGLISH 9

    This college preparatory course emphasizes critical reading and writing skills through a study of both fiction and nonfiction. Students will write both analytical and persuasive compositions. The writing process, as well as writing conventions, is taught in conjunction with a vocabulary program designed to expand word usage and comprehension.

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  • HONORS ENGLISH 10

    Designed for college-preparatory students as preparation for AP English. This course provides an academically accelerated curriculum for students desiring advanced, challenging studies. The course will include an extensive reading list covering a broad array of literary interests and experiences. Critical thinking skills and writing fluency will be emphasized.

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  • HONORS ENGLISH 10 / AP EURO HISTORY

    Designed for university-bound students. Year-long, blocked course integrated with AP European History to provide a more enriched learning environment and to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Exam. Emphasizes analytical thinking skills and the development of improved essay writing skills. Literature is aligned with the history of Europe from the 1300’s to present. Designed to facilitate those students who will seek further enrollment in AP Language and AP Literature.

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  • FILM AND LITERATURE

    Students will examine philosophical, moral and social issues and how they are expressed through prominent works of film and literature. Students will study the development of character, theme, and narrative through various literary and cinematic techniques. This course requires an extensive viewing of required films, reading of literature, discussion, and written analysis.

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  • CREATIVE WRITING (ENGLISH MAGAZINE)

    A course designed for general-level or college prep students who are interested in writing poetry, short fiction, autobiography and drama. Students will be engaged in an intense study of all of these literary genres and will explore their creativity through the medium of written language. Students will write, select and edit manuscripts and graphics, will discuss design and layout, and will process copy for the production of the school literary magazine. Students will work in a “writer’s workshop” setting with many opportunities to discover their writing talents and to enjoy the thrill of seeing their published works.

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  • YEARBOOK

    Designed for general or college-preparatory students with an interest in cataloging school activities in order to produce the school yearbook. Students will learn to use computer software as well as online cloud-based servers and software to write copy and prepare layouts, as well as learn how to conduct interviews and take photographs, all while adhering to strict deadlines. Some after school work is required. Possibility for advancement within the program is available if students choose to take the class for more than one year. Enrollment during both terms is ideal, as students are producing a publication that spans the course of a full year. However, if the student is only able to take the class for one term during the school year, the student must be enrolled during the fall. Course may be repeated for credit.

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  • ADVANCED JOURNALISM

    Designed for general and college prep students to produce the school newspaper, maintain the journalism program’s website, and produce the TigerCast. Journalism as a career will be considered. Advanced students may prepare other types of high school publications and will work on fundraising events to finance all costs of newspaper production. Student may also pursue a sports focused curriculum in this class to prepare for possible careers in sports journalism. May be repeated for credit.

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  • JOURNALISM 1 – SPORTS

    This course is designed for general and college-prep students to train for work on the school newspaper, for the school Web site and in conjunction with local publications. This course will build skills in the fundamentals of journalistic writing, and study and compare mass media as it pertains to sports. Students will be able to gather information and write various types of sports stories, with the emphasis on language and style and accuracy in news gathering and editing.

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  • JOURNALISM 1

    This course is designed for general and college prep students to prepare them to work in the school journalism program. This course will build skills in the fundamentals of reporting, examine advertising as a foundation of newspaper revenue, and study mass media. The student will be able to gather information and write various types of journalistic stories with emphasis on language and style and accuracy in news gathering and editing. In addition, students will be able to write headlines, lay out pages, publish online, and formulate newspaper policy.

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  • SDAIE ENGLISH LAB

    This course is designed for students who require support in developing English language art skills. The course previews and reviews content and skills taught in the college-prep English curriculum. Students are provided with additional instruction in English language and learning strategies that will support their success in all courses.

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  • ELD ENGLISH 3

    Students in ELD 3 continue to learn and apply a range of high level English language skills, including comprehension and production of highly technical texts. Students leave this class able to communicate effectively with various audiences on a wide range of familiar and new topics to meet academic demands in a variety of disciplines.

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  • ELD ENGLISH 2

    Students in ELD 2 learn a greater variety of vocabulary and linguistic structures applying their language skills in more sophisticated ways. Students in this class increasingly engage in using the English language in more complex, cognitively demanding situations. They leave this class able to use English to learn and communicate about a range of topics and academic content areas.

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  • ELD ENGLISH 1

    Students in ELD 1 learn to use English for immediate needs and begin to understand and use academic vocabulary and other features of academic language. Students enter this class with limited English skills and exit with basic communication skills in social and academic context.

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  • ACADEMIC LITERACY 1

    Academic Literacy is an intensive support class for those students who are reading significantly below grade level. The goal of the class is for students to build decoding skills so they can comprehend and analyze more complex text. Students will participate in group reading, individual reading, and workbook exercises on a daily basis and will track their improvement as they work towards preparing for success in English 9.

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  • ENGLISH 9 LAB/ENGLISH 10 LAB

    English 9 Lab/English 10 Lab will provide detailed instruction in critical comprehension and vocabulary development strategies, using a wide variety of literary and informational texts, including stories and poems, news articles and essays, and content specific texts. The course includes focused instruction in writing both literary analysis and argumentative essays. In addition, organizational skills, study skills, and test taking skills are included in the curriculum.

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  • ERWC CP ENGLISH 12

    The ERWC Course is an A-G approved college preparatory course in English that provides targeted instruction in the areas of critical reading and writing strategies. The Early Assessment Program was established to allow students to measure their readiness for college-level English in their junior year of high school. ERWC was designed as an alternative English curriculum to offer an opportunity for those students who demonstrated a “conditionally ready” status on the EAP to improve their skills during their senior year. Students who pass the course with a grade of C or better will be moved to the “college ready” designation and are then able to enroll in college level courses.

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