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    English- Course Descriptions

    ENGLISH 9 1130

    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 9

    Prerequisite(s): English 8

    English 9 develops the student’s skills in literature, vocabulary, composition, language study (a writer-based grammar), and speech. Instruction provides a sequential presentation of skills, incorporating the Standards of Learning set forth by the state of Virginia.

    PRE-AP ENGLISH 9 1130P

    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 9

    Prerequisite(s): English 8

    The intent of this course is to develop the skills, thought processes, and concepts that will facilitate student success in high school Advanced Placement English courses. Critical thinking skills are developed through literature, non-fiction text, media messages, and the writing process. Heavy emphasis is placed on becoming an analytical reader and writer. Summer reading is required.

    ENGLISH 10 1140

    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 10

    Prerequisite(s): English 9

    English 10 develops the student’s skills in literature, vocabulary, composition, language study (a writer-based grammar), and speech. Instruction provides a sequential presentation of skills incorporating the Standards of Learning set forth by the state of Virginia. Emphasis is on an in-depth literary study of various genre, including poetry, nonfiction, and short stories. Composition development continues, including practice in sentence combining techniques and appropriate punctuation.

    ENGLISH 10 (College Bound) 1140CB

    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 10

    Prerequisite(s): English 9

    English 10 develops the student’s skills in literature, vocabulary, composition, language study (a writer-based grammar), and speech. Instruction provides a sequential presentation of skills incorporating the Standards of Learning set forth by the state of Virginia. Emphasis is on more in-depth literary study of various genre and composition development.

    PRE-AP ENGLISH 10 1140P

    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 10

    Prerequisite(s): English 9

    The intent of this course is to develop the skills, thought processes, and concepts that will facilitate student success in high school Advanced Placement English courses. Critical thinking skills are developed through literature, non-fiction text, media messages, and the writing process. Heavy emphasis is placed on becoming an analytical reader and writer. Summer reading is required.

    ENGLISH 11 1150

    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 11

    Prerequisite(s): English 10

    English 11 develops the student’s skills in literature, vocabulary, composition, language study (a writer-based grammar), and speech. Instruction provides a sequential presentation of skills incorporating the Standards of Learning set forth by the state of Virginia. The student will receive an introduction to the research process.

    School(s) offering course: All HS

    ENGLISH 11 (College Bound) 1150CB

    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 11

    Prerequisite(s): English 10

    English 11 develops the student’s skills in literature, vocabulary, composition, language study (a writer-based grammar), and speech. Instruction provides a sequential presentation of skills incorporating the Standards of Learning set forth by the state of Virginia. Emphasis is on a more in-depth literary study of various genre and the research process.

    AP ENGLISH 11: LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION 1196

    Dual Enrollment: 1196D

    Credit(s): 1W Grade level(s): 11-12

    Prerequisite(s): English 10

    This course will give students the opportunity and experiences to become sophisticated readers and writers. Students will study prose written from a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts written for a variety of purposes. Instruction incorporates the Standards of Learning set forth by the state of Virginia. Students will be encouraged to take the AP exam. Summer reading is required.

    ENGLISH 12 1160

    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 12

    Prerequisite(s): English 11

    English 12 develops the student’s skills in literature, vocabulary, composition, language study (a writer-based grammar), and speech. Instruction provides a sequential presentation of skills incorporating the Standards of Learning set forth by the state of Virginia. Emphasis is on the résumé, cover letter, and college application process.

    ENGLISH 12 (College Bound) 1160CB

    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 12

    Prerequisite(s): English 11

    English 12 develops the student’s skills in literature, vocabulary, composition, language study (a writer-based grammar), and speech. Instruction provides a sequential presentation of skills incorporating the Standards of Learning set forth by the state of Virginia. Emphasis is on the résumé, cover letter, college application process and essay, and a more in-depth study of literature.

    AP ENGLISH 12: LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION 1195

    Dual enrollment: 1195D

    Credit(s): 1W Grade level(s): 12

    Prerequisite(s): English 11

    Students will complete and go beyond the regular English 12 curriculum through increased emphasis on independent reading and experiences in more intensified literary analysis, verbalization, and composition. Students will be given the option of taking the AP exam. Summer reading is required. (Dual enrollment with Virginia Western Community College and/or AP exam is available. Exam exemption in this class does not apply.)

    Theater Arts

    THEATER ARTS I 1410, THEATER ARTS II 1420, THEATER ARTS III 1423, THEATER ARTS IV 1426

    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 9-12

    Prerequisite(s): None for Theater Arts I

    These courses introduce and extend the study of theater crafts with emphasis on the technical aspects of play production: directing, lighting, set construction, scene design, and the reading and studying of contemporary dramas. Classes will be offered contingent upon sufficient enrollment.

    Journalism

    PHOTOJOURNALISM I (Yearbook) 1215, PHOTOJOURNALISM II 1216, PHOTOJOURNALISM III 1217, PHOTOJOURNALISM IV 1218

    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 9-12

    Prerequisite(s): Approval of instructor

    These courses are for students interested in producing the student yearbook/annual and are designed to explore ethical journalism issues, while producing a high-quality annual publication. Through the course requirements, students are encouraged to develop advanced technology skills (computer, digital photography), enhance peer management techniques, and acquire an appreciation of the diversity of the student body. These courses may require occasional after-school lab work.

    JOURNALISM I (Newspaper) 1200, JOURNALISM II 1210, JOURNALISM III 1211, JOURNALISM IV 1212

    Credit(s): 1 Grade level(s): 9-12

    Prerequisite(s): Approval of instructor

    These courses are for students interested in planning, writing, and designing a 12-16 page school newspaper and are designed to introduce the historical and ethical issues associated with news writing. Furthermore, students will assist with all aspects of newspaper production, including selling advertisements, writing and editing, photography, and designing pages. These courses may require some after-school lab work.

    Other Language Courses

    STRATEGIC READING & LEARNING, Part I 10104 Part V 10108, Part II 10105 Part VI 10109, Part III 10106 Part VII 10110, Part IV 10107 Part VIII 10111

    Credit(s): .5 Grade level(s): 9-12

    Prerequisite(s): Staff or IEP committee referral This course is intended to improve students’ vocabulary, critical thinking, and reading analysis skills. Fluency and comprehension will also be addressed per student needs. Students will also learn skills in time management, note taking, and evaluating text.

    English for ELL HS I 5710 5715, English for ELL HS II 5720 5725, English for ELL HS III 5730 5735, English for ELL HS IV 5731 5736, Credit(s): 1 or 2 Grade level(s): 9-12

    Prerequisite(s): Meet federal, state and local qualifications for LEP program

    This course is for elective credit and cannot satisfy a graduation requirement for English The program provides students who are English Language Learners (ELL) with extensive instruction in reading, writing, and speaking. The purposes of the program are to help students attain rapid proficiency in English in order to make satisfactory achievement in the regular school programs and to provide instruction which satisfies cultural, as well as linguistic, needs of students with limited English proficiency. ELL students may be enrolled in one block for one credit or two blocks for two credits.

    English Language Proficiency Resource, ELL Resource 6 5750, ELL Resource 7 5751, ELL Resource 8 5752, ELL Resource 9 5753, ELL Resource 10 5754, ELL Resource 11 5755, ELL Resource 12 5756, Credit(s): 0

    Grade level(s): 6 –12

    Prerequisite(s): Meet federal, state and local qualifications for LEP program

    These courses are for students with limited language proficiency who need additional support in developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in English.