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English
Overview

The English Department is dedicated to assisting the graduating student to be literate and articulate in his language, and to be prepared for a demanding college curriculum. Students are challenged to be life-long readers and learners, to evaluate information critically, to speak effectively, to appreciate language, to nurture independent thinking and to achieve excellence in writing. Students must qualify for entrance into Honors, Advanced and Advanced Placement courses. 

Through a series of activities and projects, the students are introduced to their linguistic imagination. They learn to understand the English language, to control it and to appreciate it. Genres explored include the short story, the novel, poetry, drama, speech, intensive paragraph writing, critical papers and the term paper. Texts include novels, plays, short stories, poems, a grammar & style reference book and a vocabulary book.

Chairperson: Mark McDougall
 

English Honors 1, 2, 3
Through a series of activities and projects, the students are introduced to their linguistic imagination. They learn to understand the English language, to control it and to appreciate it. Genres explored include the short story, the novel, poetry, drama, speech, intensive paragraph writing, critical papers and the term paper. Texts include novels, plays, short stories, poems, a grammar & style reference book and a vocabulary book. 

English 2 Advanced
Designed for the motivated student, the Honors and Advanced classes begin with an introduction to the world of reading with ten major works, supplemented with appropriate short stories, drama and poetry. Class discussion and written assignments focus on the structures of narrative and an author’s options in manipulating the reader’s imagination. Students are required to read closely and think critically about selected works. English 2 Advanced presents a significantly enriched version of the sophomore curriculum, emphasizing greater depth of understanding. AP classes are offered to qualified students in junior and senior year. 

AP English Language & Composition
Designed for the motivated student, the Honors and Advanced classes begin with an introduction to the world of reading with ten major works, supplemented with appropriate short stories, drama and poetry. Class discussion and written assignments focus on the structures of narrative and an author’s options in manipulating the reader’s imagination. Students are required to read closely and think critically about selected works. English II Advanced presents a significantly enriched version of the sophomore curriculum, emphasizing greater depth of understanding. AP classes are offered to qualified students in junior and senior year.

Senior Year Electives
    • Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition
    • The Graphic Novel
    • The Quest Motif in Literature Honors
    • Short Story
    • Writing for the Media
    • Writing Seminar Honors
Notable
    • The sequence of honors courses begins in freshman year.
    • Honors and Advanced courses are available to all who qualify.
    • Advanced Placement Programs in Language and Literature.
Courses 2016-17

English 1

English 1 Honors

English 2

English 2 Honors

English 2 Advanced 

English 3

English 3 Honors

The Graphic Novel

The Quest Motif in Literature Honors

Short Story

Writing for the Media

Writing Seminar Honors

Advanced Placement English Language & Composition

Advanced Placement English Literature & Composition


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