English Language Arts/English - Grades 6-12
The English Language Arts program at the middle school level is a rigorous and comprehensive one which addresses the processes of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and the contents of language and literature integrated within each course. All curricula are matched to the Maryland State Curriculum College and Career Ready Standards.
Advanced English Language Arts courses are available at each grade level. These courses include complex novels and plays as well as writing opportunites linked to CollegeBoard standards.
Recommended extended works (novels,plays, etc.) for each curricular unit are located here.
The High School English program includes four required courses which are integrated curricula including reading, writing, listening, speaking, language and literature. English I and II provide a sequenced preparation for students to be successful on the English High School Assessment.
English I: genre approach 1 credit
English II: genre approach 1 credit
English III: American Literature 1 credit
English IV: British Literature 1 credit
Honors sections are available in English I, II, III and IV. Additionally, at the eleventh grade level, juniors may opt to take Advanced Placement English Language and Composition for an English III credit. At the twelfth grade level, the available course is Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition, Parts I and II.
In addition, electives are offered in creative writing, journalism, mythology and folklore, speech, yearbook, and world literature. For specific information on Honors sections and on course descriptions, please see the Program of Study.
All curricula are matched to the Maryland State Curriculum College and Career Ready Standards.
Recommended extended works (novels, plays, etc. ) for each curricular unit are located here.