• Language Arts Department

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  • AP English Language and Composition

    In this course, students read complex texts with understanding and write engaging prose that emphasizes content, purpose, and audience. The objectives for this course follow the College Board syllabus, preparing students for the optional Advanced Placement exam.

    *2 Semesters - 1 Carnegie Unit

  • AP English Literature and Composition

    This survey course engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of literature. The objectives for this course follow the College Board syllabus, preparing students for the optional Advanced Placement exam.

    *2 Semesters - 1 Carnegie Unit

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  • Dramatic Writing

    Applies skills to culminate in creating and developing dramatic writing for theatrical media with special emphasis on film and television.  Includes development of “writerly stance” by reading, viewing, and analyzing texts and visual media from a writer’s point of view, with focus on understanding the construction process and including the application of conventions of standard English grammar and usage.  Note:  This course meets fourth English Language core requirement.

  • Journalism/Yearbook

    This course provides students who are interested in journalism with an opportunity to explore and to experience the process involved in the creation of a large publication, including preplanning, designing layouts, copyrighting, proofreading, organizing visuals, and managing finances, all of which involve creativity. This course involves the production and sale of the yearbook.

    *2 Semesters - 1 Carnegie Unit

  • Media Literacy for a Global Society

    More information coming soon!

  • Multicultural Literature and Composition

    The course focuses on world literature and informational texts by and about people of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Students explore themes of linguistic and cultural diversity by comparing, contrasting, analyzing, and critiquing writing styles and universal themes. The students write argumentative, expository, narrative, analytical, and response essays. A research component is critical. The students observe and listen critically and respond appropriately to written and oral communication.

    *2 Semesters - 1 Carnegie Unit

Language Arts Department Chairs

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    Ben DeWitt


    Rictoria Mickle