AP Language and Composition 383

This briskly-paced study of American literature is integrated with advanced-level composition. Poetry, drama, novels, short stories, and nonfiction are grouped by themes for inquiry and analysis; writing assignments are varied in purpose, form, and length, and include...

AP Literature and Composition 483

This course emphasizes critical thinking and sophisticated analytical writing. Reading includes a substantial range of genres from classic to modern periods. This course emphasizes skills and content required to perform successfully on the AP exam for this course...

English / U.S. History Team 263

This course uses an integrated approach to teaching U.S. History and American Literature in order to develop advanced skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in a supportive and flexible setting. Students receive two credits, one for history and one for...

English / World History Team 163

The TEAM South course is a program of study designed for students who learn best with a hands-on, project-oriented approach. The curriculum of this combined English and history course emphasizes reading and writing skills. More specifically, skills that are emphasized...

English 163

Students in this course will study fiction (plays, long and short novels, poetry) and nonfiction, writing, oral communication, English usage and grammar, and vocabulary skills. Students will integrate the learning of the curricular components through a variety of...

English 173

An accelerated course of study in which students read and analyze fiction and nonfiction, write in a variety of modes, and learn higher order problem-solving skills, formal logic and systems theory. Students will study authors and their methods, going beyond...

English 263

This college preparatory course targets analytical and reading skills with an emphasis on writing. Through novels, plays, poetry, short stories, and nonfiction that explore facets of the personal journey, students write multiparagraph essays and give presentations...

English 273

This course for sophomores offers an accelerated program of study that explores the tension between human potential and limitations by employing a variety of close reading techniques. Compositions from multi-paragraph papers to term papers are...

English 363

The course centers on literary works thematically linked to the American Experience. Assignments in reading, writing, language, speech and listening evolve from the themes. Individual as well as collaborative work ranges from activities to major projects and utilizes...

English 463: Humanities

This yearlong course focuses on how humankind expresses meaning in various forms. As students study-philosophy, literature, film, painting, architecture, music and dance, they examine how creativity and imagination are used by a wide range of individuals to understand...

English 463: Rhetoric

This year-long course is appropriate for students interested in strengthening their reading and writing skills in preparation for college. Students will learn about, analyze and apply rhetorical strategies in an effort to improve their own persuasive skills. By...

English 463: World Literature

This year-long literature-based course is particularly appropriate for students interested in exploring connections among a range of texts from around the world. Students read contemporary and classic literature, write papers on personal and literary topics and...

English Studies 163

This is essentially the same course as English 163, with a few important differences: students enrolled in English Studies 163 will receive substantial reading and writing help, such as the use of graphic organizers, scaffolding assignments appropriately, etc. It is...

English Studies 263

This college preparatory course targets analytical skills in reading and writing with emphasis on the multiparagraph essay. Students read a wide range of literature including adolescent fiction, adult fiction, and Shakespeare in a structured...

English Studies 363

This course prepares students for the writing, grammar, and literature analysis competencies required in senior-year English and college-level writing. Course literature selections foster self-examination and the discovery of an individual’s role in shaping the world...

English Studies 463

This year-long course prepares students to effectively use reading, writing, and speaking skills in college, in professional settings, and/or for personal growth and expression. A wide range of fiction and nonfiction texts and films serves as the foundation for class...

The American Experience

The American Experience is an interdisciplinary course, taught by one history teacher and one English teacher, that explores our country’s literature and history as an interwoven tapestry rather than as discrete subjects. The course will explore American themes...