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DRAMA LIT. & PERFORMANCE

Course Length:

1 Semester

Credits:

1

Grade Level:

9,10,11,12

Drama Literature & Performance is a one-semester course open to all students who are interested in theater,

whether they like performing on stage or want to learn about behind-the-scenes stagecraft. No previous theater

experience is necessary. Students who want to improve self-confidence and prefer to work in a class that

stresses group projects and performance are encouraged to take this course. Daily warm-ups add a fun active

participation element to learning. Some of the theater disciplines covered include dramatic literature, theater

history, acting, costumes, and simple set construction.

This course does not meet the English requirement

for graduation.

FRESHMAN ENGLISH (NCAA)

Course Length:

1 Year

Credits:

2

Grade Level:

9

This course is

required

of all freshmen. The class is devoted to the study of literature and informational texts,

writing, vocabulary, grammar, usage, speaking and listening. Special emphasis is given to the study of

Romeo

and Juliet.

JUNIOR ENGLISH (NCAA)

Course Length:

1 Year

Credits:

2

Grade Level:

11

This course is

required

of all juniors. The class is designed to develop students’ facility in literature, writing,

vocabulary, grammar, usage, and speaking and listening skills. Special emphasis is given to the study of

A

Midsummer Night’s Dream

, classic and contemporary stories, and argumentative research paper writing.

NEWSWRITING

Course Length:

1 Semester

Credits:

1

Grade Level:

11, 12

News writing may be taken by juniors or seniors for one semester only. Students will learn about the history of

journalism in America, the responsibilities of a journalist, the elements of news, standard news article structure,

interviewing techniques, and editorial structure. Students will also be responsible for producing the school

newspaper,

The Dog Pound

.

This course does not meet the English requirement for graduation.

SENIOR COMPOSITION (NCAA)

Course Length:

1 Semester

Credits:

1

Elective/Required:

Required Option

Grade Level:

12

Senior composition is designed to prepare seniors for independent college writing. While writing for a variety of

purposes (including research), students will study sentence, paragraph, and essay structure. They will also work

to improve editing and vocabulary skills.

SOPHOMORE ENGLISH (NCAA)

Course Length:

1 Year

Credits:

2

Grade Level:

10

This course is

required

of all sophomores. The class is devoted to the study of literature and information texts,

writing, vocabulary, grammar, usage, speaking, and listening. Special emphasis is given to the study of

informative research paper writing and persuasive speaking.