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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).

 

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).  

 

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. 

 

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. 


 

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.  

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

English Composition I / Dual Enrollment (11-12)

  • Prerequisites: DUE TO COVID-19: No ACT score / GPA of 3.6

  • Course Type:  Dual Enrollment through Roane State 

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.  

 

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. 

 

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. 

 

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.  

 

English Composition II / Dual Enrollment (11-12)

  • Prerequisites: DUE TO COVID-19: No ACT score / GPA of 3.6

  • Course Type:  Dual Enrollment through Roane State 

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.

 

American 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.   


 


 

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. 

 

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.

 

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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English as a Second Language I

English as a Second Language II

English as a Second Language III

 

  • Prerequisites:  Native language other than English, Teacher Placement

 

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.