English

  • English

9th Grade

  • ENGLISH 9 
    Course Code:   ENG 111/112
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  English
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 9
    College Credit:  No

    In this course, students will be introduced to various literary genres and writing opportunities.  Students will interact with an assortment of informational texts as well as novels, poetry and drama.  They will conduct research projects, style analysis, narrative writing and persuasive writing.  Students will be expected to present their findings to an audience as well as evaluate a speaker’s perspective and reasoning.

    ENGLISH 9 HONORS  
    Course Code:   ENG 121/122
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  English
    Acad. Acceleration:  Honors in middle School, pass SBA OR Opt in
    Grade Level: 9
    College Credit:  No

    In this enrichment course, students will be introduced to various literary genres and writing opportunities that require deeper conceptual understanding.  Students will interact with an assortment of informational texts as well as novels, poetry and drama.  They will conduct research projects, style analysis, narrative writing and persuasive writing.  Students will be expected to present their findings to an audience as well as evaluate a speaker’s perspective and reasoning.

    This course will require students to think critically about their reading as well as their own reasoning.  Honors level courses require regular independent, out of class, engagement.

10th Grade

  • ENGLISH 10 
    Course Code:   ENG 211/212
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  English
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 10
    College Credit:  No

    This graduation-required course is aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards for grades 9-10 in the following areas: Reading Standards for Literature, Reading Standards for Informational Text, Writing Standards, Speaking & Listening Standards, and Language Standards. Students will be challenged to use evidence from the class texts in both written and oral responses. Students will focus on  writing essay structures including argument, literary analysis, and research reporting. Students will analyze fiction and nonfiction articles and books for thematic and structural components.

    ENGLISH 10 HONORS
    Course Code:   ENG 221/ENG222
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  English 10
    Acad. Acceleration:  Honors in 9th grade, pass SBA OR Opt in
    Grade Level: 10
    College Credit:  No

    English 10 Honors addresses the same standards as regular English 10 but at a more rigorous level and more accelerated pace. In English 10 Honors, students read a variety of texts that will equip them for future success in Advanced Placement and other college level courses. Successful English 10 Honors students will devote a significant amount of time outside of the school day in reading, study, and writing.

11th Grade

  • ENGLISH 11 
    Course Code:   ENG 310/311
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  English
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 11
    College Credit:  No

    This graduation-required course is aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards for grades 11-12 in the following areas: Reading Standards for Literature, Reading Standards for Informational Text, Writing Standards, Speaking & Listening Standards, and Language Standards.

    Students will explore how individuals cultivate identity through interactions with their environment, each other, and the definitions of concepts like success, home and justice. They will read a variety of literary and non-fiction texts by authors from diverse backgrounds, and share their responses to essential questions with their peers through collaborative discussions and writing.

    ENGLISH 101 COMP 
    Course Code:   ENG 717/727
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  English
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 11
    College Credit:  College Credit:  Yes, SPSCC: ENG101 (5 cr)

    English 101 prepares students for future academic writing and organized thought for audiences in college and university settings; this level is what students will use in other college and university level studies and includes analytical thinking, attention to detail, communication, writing skills, and organization habits. Students will engage with a variety of literary and information texts and will compose written and verbal responses in a variety of modes. Develop strategies and techniques writers use to convey ideas and participate in multiple discourse communities. Focuses on both the process and product of composition.

12th Grade

  • ENGLISH 12
    Course Code:  ENG 410/412
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  English
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 12
    College Credit:  No

    This graduation-required course is aligned with the College and  Career Readiness Standards for grades 11-12 in the following  areas: Reading Standards for Literature, Reading Standards for  Informational Text, Writing Standards, Speaking & Listening  Standards, and Language Standards.

    Students in the course will explore the theme of Global Perspectives through an exploration of various literary critical theories while preparing for college and  career readiness beyond high school. Students will engage with a  variety of literary and informational texts and will compose  written and verbal responses in a variety of modes.

    ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION
    Course Code:   ENG 421/422
    Full Year:  1.0 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  English
    Acad. Acceleration:  AP 11th grade, pass SBA OR Opt in
    Grade Level:  12
    College Credit:  Yes, passage of AP Exam

    The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works.

    ENGLISH 102 
    Course Code: ENG 708/718
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  English
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 12
    College Credit:  Yes, SPSCC: ENG102 (5 cr)

    Develops reading, writing and critical thinking skills at the advanced level. Teaches how to write academic papers by conducting research; analyzing, evaluating and constructing arguments; documenting sources and using appropriate writing conventions. Prerequisite: Completion of ENG 101