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9th Grade Courses


Global Studies/English 1C/2C
This two-semester, ninth-grade course is a two-period course that may or may not be team-taught. This course combines literature, geography, and culture and focuses on cultures around the world. The course curriculum meets the English and geography content standards. This course meets the University of California “b” English and “g” elective requirements.

Global Studies/English 1H/2H
This two-semester, ninth-grade course is a two-period course that may or may not be team-taught. This course is designed for the academically talented and highly motivated student who wants a more in-depth study of global literature and perspectives. This course includes expanded reading requirements to enhance enrichment opportunities and language arts and social science growth. This course meets the University of California “b” English and “g” elective requirements.


10th Grade Courses
 
English 3C/4C
A 10th grade course offering increased application of communication skills, creative and expository writing as well as the study of world literature. This course meets the University of California “b” English and “g” elective requirements.

English 3H/4H
This is an enriched course to continue in-depth study of literature and composition. For sophomore students selected on the basis of test scores, grades and teacher recommendation. This course meets the University of California “b” English and “g” elective requirements.


11th Grade Courses
 
 
English 5C/6C
This 11th grade course in the college preparatory program is designed to emphasize American values through a study of American literature including practice for variety and style composition. This course meets the University of California “b” English and “g” elective requirements.

AP English Language

A course that teaches Advanced Placement English to juniors as outlined in the syllabus on Composition/Literature or Language/Composition published by the National Advanced Placement Program. This course meets the University of California “b” English and “g” elective requirements.


12th Grade Courses
 
 
English 7C/8C
An elective course in the college preparatory program designed to lead to an understanding of our total heritage through a study of English literature and the great books of the world. College preparation and essay writing are emphasized. This course meets the University of California “b” English and “g” elective requirements.

Film as Literature
This course provides an academic and laboratory study of motion picture film as an art form. Films are studied in depth, from how films are actually created to how this art is achieved through control of such things as camera and lighting and angle. In addition to viewing, students read and write critical reviews and scripts. This course meets the University of California “b” English and “g” elective requirements. Level: 11-12. (Sophomore students may be admitted by special department permission.)

AP English Literature

A course that teaches Advanced Placement English to seniors as outlined in the syllabus on Composition/Literature or Language/Composition published by the National Advanced Placement Program. This course meets the University of California “b” English and “g” elective requirements.

Mythology 1C/2C
This course through reading, writing and studying the history of various myths of different world cultures, students in this college preparatory elective will acquire the knowledge of a variety of myths and demonstrate the ability to understand myth as unique medium of expression with its own singular history development. Students will also demonstrate proficiency in analysis of myth through both oral and written formats. This course meets the University of California “b” English and “g” elective requirements.

Multi-Cultural Literature 1C/2C
A course for 11th and 12th grade students interested in studying works by Black, Asian, Hispanic, Indian, and other ethnic writers. The rich diversity of other cultures and the styles and themes of representative multi-cultural writers will be discussed and analyzed. Differentiated assignments will allow students in the class to earn either college prep or applied art credit. The course may be taken in the 11th or 12th grade as an elective or, in 12th grade it may fulfill the English requirement for graduation. This course meets the University of California “b” English and “g” elective requirements.