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Advanced English Literature and Composition | Credits: 1
This online course is designed to teach learners to become skilled readers and writers through the study, analysis, and evaluation of literature. The course will teach learners how to perform close readings of literature, as well as develop and strengthen their writing skills. Advanced English Literature & Composition follows the curricular requirements described in the AP English Course Description. Each unit of the course will address some aspect of writing and will provide representative samples of literary works. In some units, the learner will engage in greater in-depth analysis of a literary work, as the focus of the Advanced English Literature & Composition course is to provide both breadth and depth of coverage in the readings. Learners will deepen their understanding of the ways authors use language to bring meaning and entertainment to their readers. Learners will also consider the structure of a work as well as its themes and literary devices. Readings in this course will be active and extensive. The types of writing in the course are varied and include writing arguments, analysis, interpretations, evaluations, and even college application essays/letters. Writing is an essential part of this course, and the writing instruction will include elements of style as well as elements of precision and correctness. The writing students do in this course will reinforce and support the learner’s reading.

Advanced English Literature and Composition | Credits: 1
This online course is designed to teach learners to become skilled readers and writers through the study, analysis, and evaluation of literature. The course will teach learners how to perform close readings of literature, as well as develop and strengthen their writing skills. Advanced English Literature & Composition follows the curricular requirements described in the AP English Course Description. Each unit of the course will address some aspect of writing and will provide representative samples of literary works. In some units, the learner will engage in greater in-depth analysis of a literary work, as the focus of the Advanced English Literature & Composition course is to provide both breadth and depth of coverage in the readings. Learners will deepen their understanding of the ways authors use language to bring meaning and entertainment to their readers. Learners will also consider the structure of a work as well as its themes and literary devices. Readings in this course will be active and extensive. The types of writing in the course are varied and include writing arguments, analysis, interpretations, evaluations, and even college application essays/letters. Writing is an essential part of this course, and the writing instruction will include elements of style as well as elements of precision and correctness. The writing students do in this course will reinforce and support the learner’s reading.

English 9 (MIPS GC) | Credits: 1
In the first half of this course students will explore the concept of Bildungsroman (Coming of Age). Through discussions, writing assignments, and creative projects, they will delve into literature ranging from classic novels to modern young adult stories. By examining diverse perspectives on growing up, students will gain insights into the challenges and successes that come with it. The course will continue to work on developing core skills such as critical thinking, reading, writing, and speaking & listening. This course contains both asynchronous and synchronous lessons. Students will meet once a week, for approximately 50 minutes, to learn and discuss new topics. Throughout the week, students will complete 3-4 asynchronous lessons relating to the topics that are discussed in the live lesson.

English 9 (EDG) | Credits: 1
This freshman-year English course invites students to explore diverse texts organized into thematic units. Students will engage in literary analysis and inferential evaluation of great texts, both classic and contemporary. While critically reading fiction, poetry, drama, and literary nonfiction, students will master comprehension and literary-analysis strategies. Interwoven in the lessons across two semesters are activities that encourage students to strengthen their oral language skills and produce clear, coherent writing. Students will read a range of classic texts including Homer’s The Odyssey, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and Richard Connell’s “The Most Dangerous Game.” They will also study short but complex texts, including influential speeches by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Ronald Reagan. Contemporary texts by Richard Preston, Julia Alvarez, Paul B. Janeczko, and Maya Angelou round out the course.

English 9 (EDM) | Credits: 1
English/Language Arts is the study of language through the interpretation and analysis of texts. You will examine a collection of diverse, authentic texts and analyze the techniques used by their authors. You will then apply that learning to your own writing, drawing on a wide range of authorial techniques to support your own development as an author and thinker. In the first half of the course you will analyze techniques in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction texts to analyze thematic connections and inform your own writing and in-class discussions. In the second half you will build on analysis and writing skills as you explore drama, historical documents, speeches, and shorter fictional texts.

English 9 Honors (EDM)
Honors courses offer an enriched experience, providing students with the opportunity to engage in a higher level of academic exploration and critical thinking. These courses are designed for motivated and academically driven students who seek to deepen their understanding and expand their knowledge beyond the standard curriculum. Each honors course is structured similarly to its regular counterpart, covering the same foundational concepts and core topics. What sets honors courses apart is the inclusion of an honors activity which involves an immersive project that delves into the subject matter with greater depth and complexity.

English 10 (GC)
In the first half of this course students will focus on the concept of culture and community, and how these influences shape identity and perspective. This course will help students become strong writers, readers, and critical thinkers so that they may take an active and thoughtful role in their communities. Students will make connections between culture and literature, develop writing, reading and speaking skills, and strengthen their vocabulary. This course contains both asynchronous and synchronous lessons. Students will meet once a week, for approximately 50 minutes, to learn and discuss new topics. Throughout the week, students will complete 3-4 asynchronous lessons relating to the topics that are discussed in the live lesson. In the second half of this course students will continue to focus on the concept of culture and community, with a deeper understanding of how these influences shape their identity and perspective. While students will continue to make connections between culture and literature, they will also further develop their writing, reading, and speaking skills through a deeper analysis of literature and research to better craft their own perspective. This course contains both asynchronous and synchronous lessons. Students will meet once a week, for approximately 50 minutes, to learn and discuss new topics. Throughout the week, students will complete 3-4 asynchronous lessons relating to the topics that are discussed in the live lesson.

English 10 (EDG) Focused on application, this sophomore English course reinforces literary analysis and twenty-first century skills with superb pieces of literature and literary nonfiction, application e-resources, and educational interactives. Each thematic unit focuses on specific literary analysis skills and allows students to apply them to a range of genres and text structures. As these units meld modeling and application, they also expand on training in media literacy, twenty-first century career skills, and the essentials of grammar and vocabulary . Under the guidance of the writing software, students also compose descriptive, persuasive, expository, literary analysis, research, narrative, and compare-contrast essays.”

English 10 (EDG) English/Language Arts is the study of language through the interpretation and analysis of texts. You will use the techniques you discover in authentic texts to improve your own skills as an author. In the first half of the course you will closely read classic, modern, and world literature to explore themes, literary elements, and word choice. By reading a variety of informational texts, you will analyze the development of central ideas through the structure and vocabulary. Throughout the course you will compose your own texts and brief analyses to demonstrate your learning. In the second half of the course you will closely read classic, modern, and world literature to explore themes through characterization and the structure of literary texts, including Shakespeare. You will closely read seminal documents to understand how authors develop an effective argument. In the culminating unit, you will use all the skills you have learned in this course to write your own research paper from texts you select.

English 10 Honors (EDM) Honors courses offer an enriched experience, providing students with the opportunity to engage in a higher level of academic exploration and critical thinking. These courses are designed for motivated and academically driven students who seek to deepen their understanding and expand their knowledge beyond the standard curriculum. Each honors course is structured similarly to its regular counterpart, covering the same foundational concepts and core topics. What sets honors courses apart is the inclusion of an honors activity which involves an immersive project that delves into the subject matter with greater depth and complexity.

English 11 (EDG) This junior-year English course invites students to delve into American literature from early Indigenous voices through contemporary works. Students engage in literary analysis and inferential evaluation of great texts as the centerpieces of this course. While critically reading fiction, poetry, drama, and expository nonfiction, students master comprehension and literary analysis strategies. Interwoven in the lessons across two semesters are tasks that encourage students to strengthen their oral language skills and produce creative, coherent writing. Students read a range of short but complex texts, including works by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emily Dickinson, Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Martin Luther King, Jr., F. Scott Fitzgerald, Sandra Cisneros, Amy Tan, and Dave Eggers.

English 11 (EDM)
English/Language Arts is the study of the creation and analysis of literature written in the English language. In this course you will study a variety of techniques to improve your reading comprehension and writing skills. The instruction covers many types of writing: creative, descriptive, expository, narrative, and persuasive. In this course, you will read and analyze different genres in literature with an emphasis on American literary movements over time. You will also complete writing activities to evaluate literary works with regards to literary techniques, form, and theme.

English 11 Honors (EDM)
Honors courses offer an enriched experience, providing students with the opportunity to engage in a higher level of academic exploration and critical thinking. These courses are designed for motivated and academically driven students who seek to deepen their understanding and expand their knowledge beyond the standard curriculum. Each honors course is structured similarly to its regular counterpart, covering the same foundational concepts and core topics. What sets honors courses apart is the inclusion of an honors activity which involves an immersive project that delves into the subject matter with greater depth and complexity.

English 12 (EDG)
This senior-level English course offers fascinating insight into British literary traditions spanning from Anglo-Saxon writing to the modern period . With interactive introductions and historical contexts, this full-year course connects philosophical, political, religious, ethical, and social influences of each time period to the works of many notable authors, including Chaucer, William Shakespeare, Queen Elizabeth I, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Virginia Woolf. Adding an extra dimension to the British literary experience, this course also exposes students to world literature, including works from India, Europe, China, and Spain.

English 12 (EDM)
English/Language Arts is the study of the creation and analysis of literature written in the English language. In this course you will explore the relation between British history and literature from the Anglo-Saxon period through the neoclassical era, including the works of Shakespeare. You will read and analyze a variety of literary works from this time period by using relevant cultural and political history presented in each lesson. In this course, you will also study a variety of techniques to improve your reading comprehension, writing skills, and grammar and mechanics. The instruction covers many types of writing: creative, descriptive, expository, narrative, and persuasive. In addition, you will complete writing activities using your analytical and persuasive skills.

English 12 Honors (EDM)
Honors courses offer an enriched experience, providing students with the opportunity to engage in a higher level of academic exploration and critical thinking. These courses are designed for motivated and academically driven students who seek to deepen their understanding and expand their knowledge beyond the standard curriculum. Each honors course is structured similarly to its regular counterpart, covering the same foundational concepts and core topics. What sets honors courses apart is the inclusion of an honors activity which involves an immersive project that delves into the subject matter with greater depth and complexity.