English/Language Arts 9 - This required course will further develop student reading and writing skills through the study of literature using a genre approach. Students will have experiences with various kinds of literature appropriate to their grade level, and writing in response to their literary experiences. Writing prompts will be used in the course as part of a sequenced preparation for variousl written assessments.
English/Language Arts/TAG 9 - This course is designed for identified TAG and selected students. This course will further develop student reading and writing skills through the study of literature using the genre approach. Instruction will be differentiated so that state goals are met while individual talents/gifts of students are demonstrated in creative and critical thinking applications. A variety of instructional and learning styles will be employed so that instruction and learning are extended well beyond the regular English curriculum.
English/Language Arts 10 - This required course builds on students' abilities in reading, writing, listening, and speaking through an exploration of the guiding ideas or themes in a variety of literature. Students will also have useful language and writing experiences utilizing the writing process.
English/Language Arts/TAG 10 - This course is designed for identified TAG and selected students. The thrust is on world literature with comparisons of literary selections from the periods of classical mythology, the ancient world, the middle ages, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Romantic period and the twentieth century. Writing and grammar skills are incorporated in the study of literature.
English/Language Arts 11 - This required course gives students an opportunity to explore a thematic approach to the ideas found in the range of our national writing. The course reflects the continued diversity inherent in our society as various literary genre are shared using all facets of language arts-listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The study of language in use -- grammar, mechanics, sentence structure and usage -- will be incorporated into the year long course, as well.
English/Language Arts/TAG 11 - This course is designed for identified TAG and selected students. The units cover from the Colonial period through the twentieth century. Lessons and units include activities that stress composition techniques such as analogy, classification, induction and deduction. There are also lessons that require an analysis of a writer's style. A seminar approach is used as a means of studying several major authors.
English/Language Arts 12 - This required course gives students an opportunity to explore a thematic approach to the universal ideas found in world literature. Selected fiction and non-fiction will be explored using all facets of language arts -- speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Journalism 2/Newspaper - This course is designed to provide students with functional activities involved in newspaper production. Reporting, newsgathering, advertising and photography are among the topics explored.
Yearbook - Problems and procedures necessary to the development, printing and distribution of a yearbook form the basis of this course. Students will also devise a theme for the yearbook and undertake its necessary funding activities to insure its solvency.
Speech - This introductory high school course is designed to give students opportunities to gain poise, develop personal interests, and share responsibilities for group projects. Students will have opportunities to acquire listening skills, to learn fundamentals of oral presentation, to increase their vocabularies through word study and oral presentations, and to prepare and present various types of speeches.
PSAT/SAT Preparation - This course offers students an opportunity to engage in high-level reading, writing, listening and speaking activities that develop verbal skills through instruction and practice. Teachers introduce students to PSAT and SAT formats and provide practice and interpretation of sample items. Students learn self-management and study skills that enhance academic performance in all areas