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Graduation Requirements: 40 Credits

At least 10 credits of English are required in each school year:

  • 9th Grade: 10 credits
  • 10th Grade: 10 credits
  • 11th Grade: 10 credits
  • 12th Grade: 10 credits

*Please note: The abbreviations P, H and AP are all UC/CSU approved courses
P = College Prep; H = Honors; AP = Advanced Placement

9th Grade

COURSE NUMBER: EN135 (course video)    AP/Honors Commitment Pledge (Español)
UC/CSU CREDIT: (b) English

This course is designed for students who are willing to meet the higher demands of a rigorous academic program.  The students will strengthen reading, speaking, listening, writing, and study skills.  Students will become familiar with all genres of literature (poetry, drama, fiction) as well as non-fiction with an overall emphasis on critical thinking and interpretative skills in the language arts.  Students must be capable of working independently and have demonstrated superior achievement in English.  

Placement Criteria: Multiple Measures  

  • Grade of B or better in Advanced English 8  
  • Grade of A or B in English 8
  • Proficient or Advanced on Most Recent RI 
  • Teacher Recommendation

COURSE NUMBER: EN137

UC/CSU CREDIT: (b) English

Students will strengthen reading, speaking, listening, writing, and study skills.  Students will become familiar with all genres of literature (poetry, drama, fiction) as well as non-fiction with an overall emphasis on critical thinking and interpretative skills in the language arts areas.    

Placement Criteria:  Multiple Measures  

  • ELPAC– Early Advanced to Advanced)  
  • Most recent IEP recommendations  

COURSE NUMBER: EN228

UC/CSU CREDIT: None

English 9 is a non-college preparatory English class that supports students with Individualized Educational Plans (IEP)

10th Grade

COURSE NUMBER: EN130  (course video)   AP/Honors Commitment Pledge (Español)
UC/CSU CREDIT: (b) English

This course continues the intensive program of analytical reading and writing begun in Honors English 9, and is intended to prepare students for success in Advanced Placement English.  Beginning with the summer assignments, students read extensively from works by covering multiple genres of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and drama. The course includes a rigorous writing program that requires students to write clearly and thoughtfully in a variety of modes, with special emphasis on interpretive, analytical, and persuasive writing.  

Placement Criteria: Multiple Measures  

  • Grade of B or better in H English 9  
  • Grade of A or B in P English 9
  • Proficient or Advanced on Most Recent RI 
  • Teacher Recommendation

COURSE NUMBER: EN129

UC/CSU CREDIT: (b) English

This course prepares students for the challenges of college and the workplace. Students will read a variety of literature, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama and learn to identify and discuss crucial ideas themes. The course includes extensive writing that sharpens and extends students’ repertoire of writing skills; students write in multiple modes: autobiographical, creative, analytical, reflective, and persuasive.  Students also develop public speaking skills.

Placement Criteria:  Multiple Measures  

  • ELPAC– Early Advanced to Advanced)  
  • Most recent IEP recommendations  

COURSE NUMBER: EN229

UC/CSU CREDIT: None

English 10 is a non-college preparatory English class that supports students with Individualized Educational Plans (IEP)

11th Grade

COURSE NUMBER: EN218 (course video)   AP/Honors Commitment Pledge (Español)
UC/CSU CREDIT: (b) English

This course engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Students will become aware of the interactions among a writer’s purposes, audience expectations, and subjects as well as the way generic conventions and the resources of language contribute to the effectiveness in writing. The Advanced Placement test, designed by Educational Testing Service, is given in May.  Students enrolled in this course will be expected to take the Advanced Placement exam.

Placement Criteria: Multiple Measures  

  • Grade of B or better in H English 10  
  • Grade of A or B in P English 10
  • Proficient or Advanced on Most Recent RI 
  • Teacher Recommendation

COURSE NUMBER: EN194

UC/CSU CREDIT: (b) English

This thematically-organized course features intensive reading of American novels, plays, poetry, and non-fiction. Students will examine style, form, literary techniques, historical relevance and culture. Students are evaluated on oral contributions, group work, tests, short writing assignments, a minimum of five critical essays, and a final. Instruction focuses on all stages of the writing process: extensive writing assignments will be required. Assignments will vary in length, tone, mode and audience.

Placement Criteria:  Multiple Measures  

  • ELPAC– Early Advanced to Advanced)  
  • Most recent IEP recommendations  

COURSE NUMBER: EN248

UC/CSU CREDIT: None

English Enrichment is a non-college preparatory English class that supports students with Individualized Educational Plans (IEP)

12th Grade

COURSE NUMBER: EN140 (course video)   AP/Honors Commitment Pledge (Español)
UC/CSU CREDIT: (b) English

This course engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of British and American literature, from the 8th century through the 20th century.  Through a close reading of selective texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for readers.  As they read, students consider a work's structure, style and themes as well as the use of smaller-scale elements such as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone.  The Advanced Placement test, designed by Educational Testing Service, is given in May.  Students enrolled in this course will be expected to take the Advanced Placement exam.

Placement Criteria: Multiple Measures  

  • Grade of B or better in AP English Literature  
  • Grade of A or B in P Composition & Themes in American Literature
  • Proficient or Advanced on Most Recent RI 
  • Teacher Recommendation

COURSE NUMBER: EN272

UC/CSU CREDIT: (b) English

This course is designed to prepare students to meet the reading and writing expectations of college English.  Course assignments emphasize the in-depth study of expository, analytical, and argumentative reading and writing. Each unit includes a sequence of integrated reading and writing experiences, beginning with pre-reading activities, moving into reading and post-reading activities, and continuing through informal and formal writing assignments.  The course includes an extended research project.

Placement Criteria:  Multiple Measures  

  • ELPAC– Early Advanced to Advanced)  
  • Most recent IEP recommendations  

COURSE NUMBER: EN004 (course video)

UC/CSU CREDIT: (b) English

Students will study classics of literature as well as the classics of American and Foreign Cinema.  Students will respond to works studied with various modes of creative and composition writing.  Themes studied include the power of technology, censorship, the media, and the future.  

Placement Criteria:  Multiple Measures  

  • ELPAC– Early Advanced to Advanced)  
  • Most recent IEP recommendations  

COURSE NUMBER: EN117

UC/CSU CREDIT: (b) English

Students will explore the works and themes of 20th Century writers from post WWII to the present through novels, short stories, and plays.  Students will study common themes and cultural connections of modern literature while improving composition and grammar through intensive writing.

Placement Criteria:  Multiple Measures  

  • ELPAC– Early Advanced to Advanced)  
  • Most recent IEP recommendations  

COURSE NUMBER: EN150

UC/CSU CREDIT: (b) English

This course explores humanity’s quest for meaning through struggle, ceremony, ritual, value systems and creative expression.  Students will study world literature, philosophy, and religion.  Units of study will include art history, architecture, and classical and contemporary history.  Genres of literature include fiction, non-fiction, novels, plays, essays, poetry, film, and art.  Students will seek to define the central values of writers and artists from around the world and most importantly make connections to their own lives.

Placement Criteria:  Multiple Measures  

  • ELPAC– Early Advanced to Advanced)  
  • Most recent IEP recommendations  

COURSE NUMBER: EN142

UC/CSU CREDIT: None

This course is designed to serve all students receiving special education services and whose IEPs call for modified English/Language Arts instruction in a Special Day Class setting, in addition in some cases it may serve a student receiving specialized services through a 504 Plan, if determined appropriate by the 504 Team. This course is designed for 12th grade students needing fundamental instruction in reading, basic composition skills, and essential problems of English usage. 

 

ELD (English Language Development)

COURSE NUMBER: EN171

UC/CSU CREDIT: None

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of the structure of the English language and enable them to acquire the necessary proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking to function proficiently in the ELA standards for their grade level. Students enrolled in this ELD course are concurrently enrolled in an additional ELD lab course.  Proficiency in English is at Beginning. 

COURSE NUMBER: EN172

UC/CSU CREDIT: None

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of the structure of the English language and enable them to acquire the necessary proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking to function proficiently in the ELA standards for their grade level. Students enrolled in this ELD course are concurrently enrolled in an additional ELD lab course.  Proficiency in English is at Beginning or Early Intermediate Level.

COURSE NUMBER: EN173

UC/CSU CREDIT: (b) English

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge of the structure of the English language and enable them to acquire the necessary proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking to function proficiently in the ELA standards for their grade level. Students enrolled in this ELD course are concurrently enrolled in an additional ELD lab course.  Proficiency in English is at the Early Intermediate Level.