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NOTE: A student must be registered in a core English class during Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years. The curriculum builds language skills sequentially.  A state End-of-Course (EOC) exam is required in English 9 & 10.  Juniors are also required to take the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Writing Assessment given annually in February.  

 

13101 CP English 9

  • Prerequisite: Teacher placement

  • Preparation for Exam: EOC / ACT

This class will develop the critical reading and writing skills necessary for success in college and career.  CP English 9 is a two-semester course consisting of the following credit breakdown:

  • 1 elective credit (CP English 9A-Fall)

  • 1 core English credit (CP English 9B-Spring).

 

13204 Honors English 9

This class is designed for the exceptionally self-motivated student of English and reading. Students will be required to do summer reading and writing that will be assessed when school starts. A research project will be required in this class. Students will do expository, narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing. Honors English 9 is a two-semester course consisting of the following breakdown:  

  • 1 elective credit (Honors English 9A-Fall) 

  • 1 core English credit (Honors English 9B-Spring).  

13102 CP English 10 

  • Prerequisites: English 9; Teacher placement 

  • Preparation for Exam: EOC / ACT 

This class will develop critical reading and writing skills necessary for success in college. 

 

13202 Honors English 10

  • Prerequisites: Completion of summer reading and Teacher placement

  • Preparation for Exam: EOC / ACT

This class is designed for the exceptionally self-motivated student of English and reading.  Students will be required to do summer reading and writing that will be assessed when school starts. A research project will be required in this class.  Students will do expositional, narrative, persuasive, and descriptive writing. 

 

13103 CP English 11

  • Prerequisites: English 10 and Teacher placement 

  • Preparation for Exam: ACT

This class will develop the critical reading and writing skills necessary for success in college. The primary focus of this course is American literature.  

 

13013 AP English Language and Composition /  Advanced Placement (11)

  • Prerequisites: Completion of summer reading, Teacher placement

  • Preparation for Exam: AP English Language & Composition Exam offered by the College Board in May; ACT

This course is intended for the academically advanced student. AP English Language and Composition 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. Summer assignments are required for AP courses. 

 

1010 English Composition I / Dual Enrollment (11-12)

  • Prerequisites: 

  • Preparation for Exam: 

This course is intended for students who are ready for a challenging, college-level English course. Composition I primarily focuses on developing proficiency in expressing oneself in writing, finding and using resources to answer questions or solve problems, and learning to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view.

 

1020 English Composition II / Dual Enrollment (11-12)

  • Prerequisites: 

  • Preparation for Exam: 

This course builds on writing and research skills learned in English 1010. Composition II focuses on writing based on literature and research. Students will become proficient in literary terminology, writers’ techniques and themes, and interpreting and analyzing short fiction, drama, poetry, and the novel.

 

13103AS American Studies 11

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Preparation for Exam: ACT

This year-long course is co-taught by the History and English Departments and earns credit for both US History and 11th Grade English.  In addition to a survey of American History, including the important political, economic, and social developments from the late 18th century through modern history, students will study the literature of each period and develop an understanding of how each text represents the time period and culture which produced it.  Skills for research and writing for different purposes and audiences will be developed as well as English and reading skills for the ACT. 

 

13005 English 12

  • Prerequisites: English 11; Teacher placement

  • Preparation for Exam: ACT

This is a survey course of British literature, grammar, vocabulary, writing, and research for seniors. 

 

13105 CP English 12

  • Prerequisites: English 11 and Teacher placement 

  • Preparation for Exam: ACT

This class is intended for advanced senior students.  The primary focus of this course is British literature. Students will read supplementary novels and will develop the critical reading and writing skills necessary for success in college. 

 

13014 AP English Literature and Composition / Advanced Placement (12)

  • Prerequisites: Completion of summer reading, Teacher placement

  • Preparation for Exam: AP English Literature & Composition Exam offered by the College Board in May

This course is intended for the academically advanced student. The AP English Literature and Composition course engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature. Through the close reading of selected texts, students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes as well as smaller-scale elements such as the use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone.  Summer assignments are required for AP courses.  

 

13013ASAmerican Studies (11-12)

  • Prerequisite: None

  • Preparation for Exam: ACT

This year-long course is co-taught by the History and English Department and earns credit for both US History and 11th Grade English.  In addition to a survey of American History, including the important political, economic, and social developments from the late 18th century through modern history, students will study the literature of each period and develop an understanding of how each text represents the time period and culture which produced it.  Skills for research and writing for different purposes and audiences will be developed as well as English and reading skills for the ACT.   

 

13012 Creative Writing (10-12)

  • Prerequisite: None

This is an elective course that gives students the opportunity to practice their creative writing skills.  Four major units are studied: memoir, poetry, short stories, and children’s literature.  Individual and class presentations are required.  Students will edit and perfect one of their writing pieces for submission to the LCHS Literary Magazine printed in the spring. 

 

13108 Introduction to Journalism (9-10)

  • Prerequisite: None

This class offers the basics of journalism in business, graphic arts, photography, and journalistic writing.  It provides an opportunity for freshmen and sophomores to learn the basics of journalism before committing to a year-long production class.

 

13008 Journalism (11-12)

  • ADMISSION: BY APPLICATION ONLY

This class offers a variety of learning experiences in business, graphic arts, photography, and writing.  This is a production class in which the member accepts responsibility for the creation of the yearbook, video news,  and school newspaper.  Students who are hard workers, possess specialized talents, and are willing to accept a challenge are encouraged to apply for admission into this class.  This class requires a year-long commitment for which students may earn two (2) credits each year enrolled.

 

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13075  ESL I
13076  ESL II

13077  ESL III

 

These three (3) classes are for students who study English as a second language.  Course content focuses on mastering the skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking the English language.  Placement in one of these classes is based on a combination of teacher recommendation, oral interview, and test scores.  Students exit ESL classes by achieving a proficient score on a standardized exam.

Freshman Courses

Course #

Title

Duration 

# Of Credits

Prerequisites

Teacher Recommendation

13101

CP English 9 A/B

Year

2

N/A

Teacher Placement

13204

Honors English 9 A/B

Year

2

Summer Reading

Teacher Placement

13075

ESL I

Year 

2

English as a Second Language

Teacher Placement

13076

ESL II

Year

2

English as a Second Language

Teacher Placement

13077

ESL III

Year

2

English as a Second Language

Teacher Placement

 

Sophomore Courses

13102

CP English 10

1 Semester

1

9th grade English

Teacher Placement

13202

Honors English 10

1 Semester

1

9th grade English; Summer Reading

Teacher Placement

13075

ESL I

Year 

2

English as a Second Language

Teacher Placement

13076

ESL II

Year

2

English as a Second Language

Teacher Placement

13077

ESL III

Year

2

English as a Second Language

Teacher Placement

 

Junior Courses

13103

CP English 11

1 Semester

1

10th grade English

Teacher Placement

13013

AP Language and Composition

1 Semester

1

10th grade English; Summer Reading

Teacher Placement

13103AS

American Studies: English 11

Year

1

N/A

N/A

13075

ESL I

Year 

2

English as a Second Language

Teacher Placement

13076

ESL II

Year

2

English as a Second Language

Teacher Placement

13077

ESL III

Year

2

English as a Second Language

Teacher Placement

 

Senior Courses

13005

English 12

1 Semester

1

11th grade English

Teacher Placement

13105

CP English 12

1 Semester

1

11th grade English

Teacher Placement

13014

AP Literature and Composition

1 Semester

1

11th grade English, Summer Reading

Teacher Placement

13075

ESL I

Year 

2

English as a Second Language

Teacher Placement

13076

ESL II

Year

2

English as a Second Language

Teacher Placement

13077

ESL III

Year

2

English as a Second Language

Teacher Placement

 

English Electives

13012

Creative Writing                     9-12

1 Semester

1

N/A

N/A

13108

Introduction to Journalism     9-10

1 Semester

1

N/A

N/A