The goal of the English department is to inspire students through process modeling, inquiry-based learning, and biblical integration to read, write, create, and think effectively in order to communicate wisdom and knowledge to a world hungry for truth. Students embrace a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum which aids them in comprehending complex texts and in developing not only grammatical accuracy but personal writing style. Field trips, technology, project-based learning, submissions for publication, and study-abroad opportunities aid students in making personal connections and global contributions.   

REQUIREMENTS: 4 units required – Genre Studies, World Literature, American Literature, and British Literature
AP English Literature and AP English Language are also offered.
   

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  • American Literature 11

    This course prepares students for college level work through both independent and guided research, analysis, and oral/ written expression via complex study of drama, novels, poetry, and related writings of some of America’s greatest authors.
  • American Literature Honors 11

    Though the curriculum is similar to American Literature, the daily teaching methods are suited for honors students’ learning styles and focuses on independent inquiry, creative expression, complementary research, interdisciplinary study, exceptional oral and written expression, group collaboration, in-depth discussion, and increased processing speed.
  • AP English Language and Composition

    This course has a heavy focus on nonfiction with an integration of key fictional works representing the movements of American Literature and assists students in becoming skilled independent readers of various texts and in becoming skilled composers who write for various audiences and purposes.
  • AP English Literature and Composition 12

    Using British literature as the vehicular content, students in this advanced course will hone their skills in intensive reading and analysis of literature and will develop stylistic maturity and sophistication of critical interpretation as evidenced in their compositions.
  • British Literature 12

    The experiential study of novels, plays, poetry, short stories, and nonfiction writings and how they morphed through the nation’s history is intended to give students a thorough understanding of some of England’s greatest authors and works while challenging them to mature levels of critical thinking and reading comprehension.
  • British Literature Honors 12

    While the course content parallels British Literature, the methodology is suited for honors students’ learning styles identified through distinguishing characteristics: independent inquiry, creative expression, complementary research, interdisciplinary study, exceptional oral and written expression, group collaboration, and in-depth discussion.
  • Genre Studies 9

    Genre Studies combines biblical teachings with a selection of novels, short stories, nonfiction, drama, and poetry to build confidence in language development and literary analysis.
  • Genre Studies Honors 9

    Genre Studies Honors encompasses the same literary and grammatical material as Genre Studies with additional emphasis on independent inquiry, creative expression, complementary research, interdisciplinary study, exceptional oral and written expression, group collaboration, in-depth discussion, and increased processing speed.
  • Pre-AP English 10

    Pre-AP English 10 is a rigorous course focused on challenging highly motivated students to improve their critical reading, writing, and thinking skills to prepare them for success in AP Language and AP Literature as well as in college and includes examination of literature from different cultures around the world.
  • World Literature 10

    Building upon skills developed in Genre Studies, the World Literature course emphasizes critical thinking skills from a biblical perspective as students examine literature from different cultures around the world.

English Faculty

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