English 11 is a required, one-credit course for eleventh graders. As well as studying the development of English literature and language and the works of major English authors, the students will develop language arts skills.
English 12 is a full year course intended for twelfth grade students who are planning to attend a four-year state university, a two-year program, or enter the workforce after graduation. This course is a combination of composition and literature, with emphasis on writing for life situations and reading comprehension. The students will write various types of essays as well as research papers. The students will explore universal themes expressed in a variety of literary forms.
College Prep English
College Prep English is a full year course intended for twelfth grade students who are planning to attend a four-year liberal arts college or who plan to major in an English related field (i.e.: journalism, communications, English education, etc.). This course is a combination of writing and literature. The students will write various types of essays as well as a research paper. The students will also explore universal themes expressed in a variety of literary forms.
Buccaneer is an elective course for juniors and seniors. Students are selected through an application process, and then remain on staff for both their junior and senior years. One credit applicable as English credit is awarded for the completion of the year-long course. This English credit, however, cannot be used as one of the four required English credits needed to graduate. Buccaneer is a year-long laboratory and study course, the main purposes of which are to produce a quality yearbook according to current standards and to teach students those skills required for this production.