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Course Offerings

JCHS English Department

Course Offerings Include (see below for more details):
9th Grade Literature / Composition (English I)
9th Grade Literature / Composition Honors (English I Honors)
World Literature / Composition (English II)
10th Grade Literature / Composition Honors (English II Honors)
American Literature / Composition (English III)
AP English Language / Composition
Advanced Composition ~ Required for graduation
AP English Literature / Composition

9th Grade Literature / Composition (English I) ~ Required for graduation      1 unit
Prerequisites:    None

A state-mandated End-Of-Course Assessment (EOC) is required.

Description: Ninth Grade Literature / Composition focuses on the study of literature and composition. In this course, students will develop their critical thinking skills by reading and analyzing a range of literature, by conducting and evaluating research, and by participating in a comprehensive approach to the writing process.

9th Grade Literature / Composition Honors (English I Honors)      1 unit
Prerequisites: Placement / Teacher Recommendation

A state-mandated End-Of-Course Assessment (EOC) is required.

Description: English I Honors is an accelerated course that focuses on the study of literature and composition. In this course, students will be required to participate in complex tasks that will enhance their critical thinking skills by reading and analyzing a range of literature, by conducting and evaluating research, and by participating in a comprehensive approach to the writing process. This course fulfills the graduation requirement for Ninth Grade Literature / Composition.

World Literature / Composition (English II)      1 unit
Prerequisites: Ninth Grade Literature / Composition

Description: World Literature / Composition focuses on the study of World literature and composition. In this course, students further develop their critical thinking skills by reading and analyzing a range of World literature, by conducting and evaluating research, and by participating in a comprehensive approach to the writing process.

10th Grade Literature / Composition Honors (English II Honors)      1 unit
Prerequisites: English I or English I Honors

Description: British Literature / Composition Honors is an accelerated course focusing on the study of British literature and composition.  In this course, students will be required to participate in complex tasks that enhance critical skills by reading and analyzing a range of British literature, by conducting and evaluating research, and by participating in a comprehensive approach to the writing process.  This course fulfills the graduation requirement for Tenth Grade Literature / Composition.

American Literature / Composition (English III) ~ Required for graduation      1 unit
Prerequisites: Tenth Grade Literature / Composition

A state-mandated End-Of-Course Assessment (EOC) is required.

Description: American Literature / Composition focuses on the study of American literature and composition.  In this course, students will develop their critical thinking skills by reading and analyzing a range of American literature, by conducting and evaluating research, and by participating in a comprehensive approach to the writing process.

AP English Language / Composition      1 unit
Prerequisites: British Literature / Composition Honors  AND/OR Teacher Recommendation

A state-mandated End-Of-Course Assessment (EOC) is required.

Description: English Language / Composition AP is a college-level course that blends American literature with a variety of nonfiction texts.  Students will develop writing skill in argumentation, analysis, and synthesis.  Students will take the Advanced Placement Exam at the end of this course. This course fulfills the graduation requirement for American Literature / Composition.

Advanced Composition ~ Required for graduation      1 unit
Prerequisites:    American Literature / Composition

Description: Advanced Composition uses contemporary texts to focus on skills that prepare students for writing, listening, reading, and speaking in college, technical school, and/or the workplace. Students will develop skills that lead to both effective writing and critical reading.

AP English Literature / Composition      1 unit
Prerequisites: English Language / Composition AP

Description: English Literature / Composition AP is a college-level reading and writing intensive course that engages students in analysis of complex literary works.  Students will develop proficiency in writing literary analysis and interpretation while honing style in preparation for the national AP Exam in May.  Students are expected to take the Advanced Placement Exam at the end of this course. This course fulfills the graduation requirement for Advanced Composition.