• English 9:

    Course Description: English 9 is a literature-based study focused on the Michigan Merit Curriculum. Students build on the four strands of the English-Language Arts Curriculum as they write, speak, listen, view, and present in connection with these texts: Romeo and Juliet, The Hobbit, The Odyssey of Homer, To Kill a Mockingbird, and various short stories. Assessment: Writing, Unit Tests, Rubrics, quarterly assessments, in-class presentations, vocabulary.

     

    English 10:

    Prerequisite: English 9, or MMC equivalent

    Course Description: English 10 is an American literature-based study of the MMC Focus: Critical Response and Stance. Students continue to build upon the four strands of the English-Language Arts curriculum, as they write, speak, listen, view and present. Vocabulary is studied from Latin and Greek roots. Students are required to complete and present a research project in MLA format.

    Assessments: Unit Testlets, Rubrics, Writing, Presentations, 4 Quarterly Assessments

     

    English 11:

    Prerequisite: English 10, or MMC equivalent

    Course Description: English 11 is a British literature-based study of the MMC Focus: Transformational Thinking. Students continue to build upon the four strands of the English-Language Arts curriculum, as they write, speak, listen, view and present. Vocabulary is studied from Latin and Greek roots. Students are required to complete and present a research project in APA format.

    Assessments: Unit Testlets, Rubrics, Writing, Presentations, 4 Quarterly Assessments

     

    English 12:

    Prerequisite: English 11, or MMC equivalent

    Course Description: English 12 is a world literature-based study of the MMC

    Focus: Leadership Qualities. Students prepare for the demands of a college curriculum as they continually build upon the four strands of the English-Language Arts curriculum. Vocabulary is studied from Latin and Greek roots. Students are required to complete and present a large research project using the appropriate format, MLA or APA.

    Assessments: Unit Testlets, Rubrics, Writing, Presentations, 4 Quarterly Assessments

     

    Independent Journalism:

    Prerequisite: None

    Course Description: Journalism students work independently on the Trojan yearbook. They sell advertising, create layout pages, write articles, take digital pictures, and submit their work to Jostens in a publishing-ready format. Students also follow a journalism curriculum using a text book.

    Requirements: Weekly work logs to be kept by each student; some extracurricular hours for taking pictures or covering events.

    Assessments: Weekly Work Logs, Page Completion Rubrics, Semester and

    Final Exams