English Requirements BEGINNING in 2013-14

Beginning in 2013-14, ALL students will be required to take TWO courses in 11th GRADE.

Juniors MUST complete English 11:Voices, and English 11:Journeys (unless enrolled in AP Language and Composition) plus ONE additional English course of their choice. PLEASE NOTE: Not ALL electives are offered EVERY year. It is strongly recommended that Juniors plan their English schedule for BOTH 11th and 12th grade when they register in January of their sophomore year.


0364 English 11: Journeys
Grades: 11
Prerequisites: none

In this thematic course, students will explore physical and metaphorical journeys through the examination of an American novel and Shakespearean drama. Discussion and writing will ensue as students craft a narrative and a literary analysis paper, choosing the paths to carefully create their prose. Successful completion of this course or the AP track is a requirement for graduation.

0365 English 11: Voices
Grades: 11
Prerequisites: none

In this thematic course, students will examine what it means to develop and use one’s voice in writing, reading, discussing, and presenting. American drama and seminar novels will draw students into how others’ voices are heard. Research will bring students into an ongoing discussion of a topic to make sense of others’ voices to culminate in their own composition. Successful completion of this course or the AP track is a requirement for graduation.