English

Course Offerings

English I and English I Honors

Students explore central questions that connect units in a year-long pathway; examine texts by diverse authors about substantive topics; engage in varied opportunities to read, discuss, write, and present; and experience integrated instruction and assessment leading to a comprehensive ELA experience. Units of study may include A Lesson Before Dying, The Joy Luck Club, Romeo and Juliet, and Teenage Brain. 

English II and English II Honors

Students explore central questions that connect units in a year-long pathway; examine texts by diverse authors about substantive topics; engage in varied opportunities to read, discuss, write, and present; and experience integrated instruction and assessment leading to a comprehensive ELA experience. Units of study may include Macbeth, Life of Pi, Hamilton, Things Fall Apart, and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. 

English III Honors

Students explore central questions that connect units in a year-long pathway; examine texts by diverse authors about substantive topics; engage in varied opportunities to read, discuss, write, and present; and experience integrated instruction and assessment leading to a comprehensive ELA experience. Units of study may include The Great Gatsby, Friday Night Lights, The Warmth of Other Suns, Homeownership, and Our Town. 

English III Dual Enrollment

This course, designed by LSU, earns an introductory college-level English credit. 

English IV Honors

Students explore central questions that connect units in a year-long pathway; examine texts by diverse authors about substantive topics; engage in varied opportunities to read, discuss, write, and present; and experience integrated instruction and assessment leading to a comprehensive ELA experience. Units of study may include Hamlet, Hero, 1984, Education, and Artifical Intelligence. 

English IV Dual Enrollment

This course, designed by LSU, earns a second introductory college-level English credit. 

Business English 

This course is designed to provide students with communication skills needed in a business environment. The practical principles of grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary need in business transactions are included. Emphasis is also given to communicatins ar related to technological advances such as information management and telecommunications. 

Speech 

This course is designed for students who want to learn to think clearly and express themselves effectively before an audience, and prepares students for college and their careers. The course covers the the study of poise, use of body and voice, public speaking, oral interpretation of literature, and beginning argumentation. Students will also develop skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening, thinking, research, construction of arguments, organization of materials, and debate participation. 

Publications

This course is designed as a laboratory class for production of the school y earbook. The class is an introduction to the elements of yeabook page lay-out, photography, copy writing, advertising sales, and public relations. The class provides a hands-on experience for the student.