English





Grade

High-School Credit

College Preparatory

Honors

Freshman Year

N/A

Humanities 9 English

Honors Humanities 9 English

Prerequisite: Two of the following three criteria must be met in order to gain placement in Honors Humanities 9 English:  Teacher appraisal  An “A” or “B” in Honors Level English  An 85% or higher on End of Course Exam. Due to the nature of the Humanities Core Program, students must also meet the requirements for Honors Humanities 9 History.

Sophomore Year

N/A

Humanities 10 English

Honors Humanities 10 English

Prerequisite:  A grade of “B” or better in Honors humanities 9, no less than a “B-” Anchor average, and a teacher recommendation.  A grade of “A” in CP Humanities 9, no less than a “B” Anchor average and a strong teacher recommendation.  Due to the nature of the Humanities Core Program, students must also meet the requirements for Honors Humanities 10 History.

Junior Year

Flash Fiction

Prerequisite:  Designed for students planning on attending community college after high school graduation.  Students earning below a 70% in Humanities 10 English should be enrolled in this course.

European Literature

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in Humanities 10 and a teacher recommendation

Honors European Literature*

Prerequisite:  A grade of “B” or better in Honors Humanities 10, no less than a “B” essay average, and a teacher recommendation.  A grade of “A” in CP Humanities 10, no less than a “B” essay average, and a strong teacher recommendation.

 

Honors Critical Theory and Literature*

Prerequisites:  Juniors and Seniors only with teacher recommendation and completion of program application.  Must have a “B” or higher in Honors Humanities and Science courses or an ”A” in CP Humanities and Science courses during the preceding year. Co-requisites: Students must be concurrently enrolled in Honors Forensic Science, Honors Forensic Psychology and Honors Critical Theory and Literature.

Senior Year

Literature and Society

Prerequisite: Designed for students planning on attending community college after high school graduation.  Students taking Flash Fiction or earning below a 70% in European Literature English should be enrolled in this course

Contemporary Literature

Prerequisite: A grade of “C” or better in European Literature.

AP English*

Prerequisite:  A grade of “B” or better in Honors European Literature, no less than a “B” essay average, and a teacher recommendation.  A grade of “A” in CP European Literature, no less than a “B” essay average, and a strong teacher recommendation.

 

Honors Critical Theory and Literature*

Prerequisites:  Juniors and Seniors only with teacher recommendation and completion of program application.  Must have a “B” or higher in Honors Humanities and Science courses or an ”A” in CP Humanities and Science courses during the preceding year. Co-requisites: Students must be concurrently enrolled in Honors Forensic Science, Honors Forensic Psychology

* weighted course

 

The English Department electives include:

  • Business Communications (11th or 12th grade only)

  • Speech and Debate (Teacher recommendation and summer participation required)

  • Creative Writing

  • Advanced Creative Writing

  • Journalism

  • NHS Howler (Teacher recommendation required)

 

For extra support, students may be enrolled in one of the following courses:

  • Read/Write (10th grade only)

    • Prerequisite: Students are admitted to this class based on the results of a writing assessment administered during their freshman year.

  • Writing Workshop (10th grade only)

    • Prerequisite: Students are admitted to this class based on the results of a writing assessment administered during their freshman year.

  • English Essentials

 

For question about course offerings or course requirements see the Program of Studies or contact your advisor or your counselor.