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English/Language Arts

The English/Language Arts department provides a variety of course offerings in reading, writing, speaking as well as the study of literature, media and theater arts.  The special course offerings for students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 are listed below.  In registering for classes, students are encouraged to seek the advice of their current English teachers.

  REQUIRED ENGLISH COURSES ELECTIVES
Grade 9 English 9  or  Honors English 9
  • Yearbook +
  • Broadcast Journalism
Grade 10 English/Speech 10    or -Honors American Literature
  • Multimedia: Intro to Digital Media +
  • Multimedia: Video Production +
  • Multimedia: 3D Modeling/Game Design +
  • Multimedia: Webdesign +
  • Acting
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Yearbook +
Grade 11

English 11 Literature and Composition

or AP Language and Composition

Elective Choices for Grades 11-12:

Reading & Writing Courses:

  • Modern Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Mythology
  • Yearbook #
  • Writing Lab

Speaking Courses:

  • Acting
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • The 4Cast #
  • The FLASH #
  • Public Speaking (gr 12 only)
  • CIS Public Speaking (gr 12 only) * 

English Technology Electives:

  • Adv. Multimedia: Digital Media +
  • Adv. Multimedia: Video Production +
  • Adv. Multimedia: Animation & Video +
  • Adv. Multimedia: Web Design +
Grade 12 Seniors are required to complete four quarters of English courses to graduate.  Please review and choose one of the six options below.
 

Option 1: 

  • English 12 (2 quarters)
  • Reading or Writing Course (1 quarter)
  • Speaking Course (1 quarter)
Option 2:
  • English 12 (2 quarters)
  • CIS Public Speaking or AP Literature (2 quarters)

Option 3:

  • AP Literature (4 quarters)

Option 4:

  • CIS Composition (2 quarters)
  • Reading Course (1 quarter)
  • Speaking Course (1 quarter)

Option 5:

  • CIS Composition (2 quarters)
  • CIS Public Speaking (2 quarters)

Option 6:

  • CIS Composition (2 quarters)
  • AP Literature (2 quarters)
 
* Course requires English Department permission for registration.
@ Summer assignment required
+ Elective credit only
# One quarter may be taken to meet the English elective speaking requirement for grade 12.