This course is meant to prepare and challenge students who are college-bound. The curriculum is designed to introduce and handle themes which students are likely to encounter at a four-year university. Texts may include Killers of the Flower Moon (Grann), In Cold Blood (Truman Capote), Hamlet (Shakespeare), The Crucible (Arthur Miller), Antigone, and Stranger in the Woods (Michael Finkel). A variety of shorter texts will also be featured. These will include short stories, poetry, song lyrics, and short plays. Writing will also be emphasized in this course. Students will be writing research papers, persuasive pieces, and narratives. In addition to this traditional English curriculum, students will also be writing college admissions essays, filling out college admissions and scholarship applications.
Length: (2) Trimesters
Grade Level: 11, 12
Prerequisite: To be accepted, student must have met required levels on the following: ACT Practice Test Scores, Fastbridge Test Scores, Prior English Grades, along with instructor recommendation
Cum Laude Points: 0