AP English Literature & Composition will engage students
in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through
the close reading of selected texts, students will deepen their understanding
of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their
Academic Decathlon is an honors elective course that is
aligned with district and state standards and supports the school wide efforts
in increasing student achievement. Like its ancient Greek
counterpart, consists of ten events. However, this is an academic, rather than
an athletic, competition and a team competition as well as one for individuals.
In a typical day long Decathlon, high school students are tested in seven
areas: economics, art, language and literature, mathematics, music, science and
Super Quiz. In addition, students amass points in three communication events:
the prepared and impromptu speech event, the oral interview and essay writing
events. This year’s theme for all ten events is WWII.
English 3-4 Honors:
English 3-4 Honors is an introduction to
world literature. Students will be exposed to a variety of work from European,
American, Latin American, Asian, Russian and African authors as well as the
history and philosophies that influenced those authors. Students will examine
and apply composition formats to real life experiences. Language, vocabulary,
writing, speaking, and listening activities will be integrated throughout the
course of study. English 3-4H is aligned with district and state standards and
supports the school-wide effort to increase student achievement.