This rigorous course emphasizes the skills necessary for success throughout high school. Included are study skills, writing process skills, vocabulary building, English usage, and literature. Students in this course will read Of Mice and Men, Romeo and Juliet, To Kill and Mockingbird and The Chocolate War.
Students in this course will explore all genre of literature thematically. Emphasis will be placed on the novel, and reinforcing analytical and critical thinking skills. Students will read Interpreter of Maladies, The Things They Carried, Like Water for Chocolate and selections from Shakespeare.
This course will focus on American Literature. Students will be expected to read, analyze, and discuss a variety of literature, both fiction and non-fiction. Writing will emphasize essay and literary analysis. Students will read Cather in the Rye, The Crucible and The Road.
CP English 11
This course will focus on American Literature. Students will be expected to read, analyze, and discuss a variety of literature, both fiction and non-fiction. Writing will emphasize essay and literary analysis. Preparation for PSAT’s and SAT’s will be covered. Students taking this course should be prepared to read and write at a more advanced level than English 11. Students will read The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, The Road, Their Eyes Were Watching God and The Crucible.
A course for the student who is planning to go on to college. Students will read and analyze selections from a variety of world-renowned authors (with an emphasis on British Literature and history). Note-taking, public speaking and presentation skills are emphasized. Students will read Hamlet, Wuthering Heights, Frankenstein and a variety of short stories and poems.
This course will teach students how to read, recite, evaluate, appreciate, and write poetry. Students will be expected to share their poems with the class and to present poetry orally as well as in written form.
Public Speaking (not running 2015-2016)
This course will prepare students for a variety of public speaking needs, including the skills required by
Senior Project presentations. Students will also learn to evaluate and critique the skills and presentations of
other speakers. Students will be reading and evaluating speeches as well as writing their own for a variety of
purposes. The basics of debate and group presentations will be addressed.
Technical Reading and Writing
This yearlong class is designed primarily for seniors in the Vocational Program, or those pursuing a career
in a vocational field. Technical writing is a course that teachers young writers how to convey information
about technical subjects to a specific audience for specific purposes. The writing is meant to be practical, yet
This course will focus on the study of the detective/mystery genre as a literary form, beginning with Poe.
Students will be expected to read, write, discuss, and analyze a varied selection of detective/mystery stories and
AP English Language
AP English Literature