Pre-AP English I and II
These two English courses are designed to be taken by freshmen and sophomores in either order.
Pre-AP English students engage in a comprehensive study of English, working in both individual and collaborative settings. Reading and writing practice involves analysis of various genres of literature. Students develop their communication skills in written and verbal form. Through extensive practice in writing and discussion, students hone the skills of writing clearly and communicating effectively. In preparation for the rigors of AP English, students will analyze various texts in close reading assignments in order to learn to draw inferences and become more adept at understanding and responding to complex literature. These two English courses satisfy two years of mandatory English credits for graduation and provide weighted (honors) credits.