Language Arts

Language Arts Course Information

All students are required to complete both semesters of Language and Literature in addition to Speech Communication or Fundamentals of Writing. Students are required to complete both semesters of Language and Literature before they enroll in Fundamentals. In addition to completing the required courses, students must complete two elective courses in Language Arts before they graduate. One of the two electives must be a literature course.

Parents and students are advised that nearly all colleges and universities now require incoming freshmen to show successful completion of eight semesters of Language Arts courses in high school.

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Scholar of Language Arts Information

The information on this page has been updated for the 2018-19 school year. Please see the 2017-18 curriculum catalog for this school year.

Course Title 10 11 12 One semester Two semesters Credit Prerequisite Required
Advanced Composition X X X X 1 Yes
Advanced Contemporary Literature X X X X 1 Yes
Advanced Creative Writing X X X X 1 Yes
Advanced Publication Concepts X X X 2 Yes
Advanced Speech Communication X X X X 1 Yes
Advanced World Literature X X X X 1 Yes
American Heritage (Intermediate Writing, American Literature) X X 2 No
AP Language and Composition X X X 2 Yes
AP Literature and Composition X X X 2 Yes
Broadcasting Lab X X X X 1 Yes
Creative Writing X X X X 1 Yes
Debate I/Public Speaking X X X X 2 No
Debate II X X X X 2 Yes
Debate III X X X X 2 Yes
Debate IV X X X X 2 Yes
Drama: Acting X X X X 1 No
Drama II: Advanced Acting X X X 1 Yes
Dramatic Literature X X X X 1 Yes
Early American Literature X X X X 1 Yes
Early British Literature X X X X 1 Yes
English as a Second Language X X X X 2 No
EL Newcomer’s Program X X X X 2 No
EL Reading X X X X 1 No
Film Appreciation Analysis X X X X 1 No
Fundamentals of Writing X X X X 1 Yes
Fundamentals of Writing Lab X X 1 Yes
Independent Literature Survey X X X X 1 Yes
Intermediate Writing X X X X 1 Yes
Introduction to Broadcasting X X X X 1 No
Journalism I X X X X 1 No
Modern American Literature X X X X 1 Yes
Publications: Newspaper X X X X 2 Yes
Publications: Yearbook X X X X 2 Yes
Shakespeare X X X X 1 Yes
Speech Communication X X X X 1 No
Speech/Composition X X X X 2 Yes
Technical Theater Production X X X X 1 Yes
Transitional English for Non-Native Speakers X X X X 2 No
Transitional Writing for Non-Native Speakers X X X X 1 Yes