This three term course is designed to prepare students to think and write at a college level.  Upon students' completion of English 1301, they will be able to ask vital questions and identify problems, formulating them clearly and precisely; read, reflect, and respond critically to a variety of text; read appropriately to different audiences by employing appropriate level of voice, tone, and formality.  Students will also be able to demonstrate knowledge of individual and collaborative writing processes; develop ideas with appropriate support and attribution; communicate effectively with others in determining solutions to complex problems.  They will be able to develop an individual writing process emphasizing multiple drafts that include pre-writing, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading; and demonstrate appropriate conventions of format, structure, and documentation.  (Co-requisite is English IV (H))

The study of technical writing allows high school students to earn one-half to one credit while developing skills necessary for writing persuasive and informative texts such as essays, reports, proposals, and memoranda.  This rigorous composition course asks high school students to skillfully research a topic or a variety of topics and present that information through a variety of media.  All students are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the recursive nature of the writing process, effectively applying the conventions of usage and the mechanics of written English.  The students' evaluation of his/her own writing as well as the writing of others insures that the students completing this course are able to analyze and discuss published an unpublished pieces of writing, develop and apply criteria for effective writing, and set their own goals as writers. 

English IV examines the themes of major literary and theatrical works by English and European authors. Expositive and creative compositions with emphasis on applied spelling, vocabulary, and mechanics are pursued as college preparatory studies. Further, each semester includes a major writing project on an assigned topic. This project is designed to imitate a college freshman composition requiring independent research, footnoting, bibliography, logical thought, and valid conclusions.

The study of technical writing allows high school students to earn one-half to one credit while developing skills necessary for writing persuasive and informative texts such as essays, reports, proposals, and memoranda.  This rigorous composition course asks high school students to skillfully research a topic or a variety of topics and present that information through a variety of media.  All students are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the recursive nature of the writing process, effectively applying the conventions of usage and the mechanics of written English.  The students' evaluation of his/her own writing as well as the writing of others insures that the students completing this course are able to analyze and discuss published an unpublished pieces of writing, develop and apply criteria for effective writing, and set their own goals as writers. 

The study of technical writing allows high school students to earn one-half to one credit while developing skills necessary for writing persuasive and informative texts such as essays, reports, proposals, and memoranda. This rigorous composition course asks high school students to skillfully research a topic or a variety of topics and present that information through a variety of media. All students are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the recursive nature of the writing process, effectively applying the conventions of usage and the mechanics of written English. The students' evaluation of his/her own writing as well as the writing of others insures that students completing this course are able to analyze and discuss published and unpublished pieces of writing, develop and apply criteria for effective writing, and set their own goals as writers. For high school students whose first language is not English, the students' native language serves as a foundation for English language acquisition and language learning.

All the various types of literature in the anthology follow the theme of self-understanding, which is repeated in the complete works read by the entire class. In language study, concentration on linguistics and traditional grammar are supplemented by the application vocabulary.  In composition, the student learns the fundamentals of the research paper.