English

DEPARTMENT PHILOSOPHY

The English curriculum should help students to discover, through the acquisition of writing, reading and oral communication skills, an understanding and appreciation of how literature and literary nonfiction reflect and influence the world in which they live. Critical thinking and writing skills, demonstrated by various tasks ranging from research papers and essays to creative writing and multi-media projects, support students in reaching the departmental goals of becoming fluent writers, speakers and critical thinkers, able to recognize the context in which literature and writing is situated. Students examine multiple genres of literature in order to deepen their understanding of themselves and their world.

The prescribed four-year sequence is as follows:


Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

Required

Courses

English I

English II

English III or

AP English Language & Composition

Writing Portfolio 1&2

English IV

or English IV ECE,

AP English Literature/ Composition

Writing Portfolio 1&2

Electives

Drama I

Drama II

English Foundations I

Creative Writing

Journalism

Mythology

Media Literacy

Drama I

Drama II

English Foundations II

Creative Writing

Contemporary Lit

Journalism

Mythology

Media Literacy

Drama I

Drama II

Vocab Development

Creative Writing

Contemporary Lit.

Journalism

Mythology

Media Literacy

Drama I

Drama II

Vocab Development

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Education

English Teacher

Theater Arts Teacher

Journalism Teacher

College Professor

College Recruiter

Print/Web Media and Publishing

Editor

Journalist

News Writer

Press Secretary

Webmaster

Theater, Television & Film

Actor

Author

Screenwriter

Producer

Events Manager

Creative Consultant






English Courses

The aim of the English curriculum is to graduate students who have mastered the following competencies: (1) to communicate in an articulate, effective, and organized manner through speaking and writing, (2) to read, research, listen, and view actively and critically, (3) to read, evaluate, and respond to literature and literary nonfiction. Each student must select a minimum of one credit each year. A total of four credits are required for graduation.

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