• English 1  

    1001310  |  Grade 09

    This course defines what students should understand and be able to do by the end of 9th grade. Knowledge acquisition should be the primary purpose of any reading approach as the systematic building of a wide range of knowledge across domains is a prerequisite to higher literacy. At this grade level, students work with universal themes and archetypes. They are also continuing to build their facility with rhetoric, the craft of using language in writing and speaking, using classic literature, essays, and speeches as mentor texts. The benchmarks in this course are mastery goals that students are expected to attain by the end of the year. To build mastery, students will continue to review and apply earlier grade-level benchmarks and expectations.


    Pre-AP English 1*

    1001415  |  Grade 09

    Pre-AP English 1 focuses on reading, writing, and language skills that are relevant to students’ current work and essential for students' future to future high school and college coursework. Texts take center stage, preparing students for close, critical reading and analytical writing. The course trains readers to observe small details in a text to arrive at a deeper understanding of the whole. It also trains writers to create complex sentences-building this foundational skill en route to sophisticated, longer-form analyses. This course is vertically aligned to the practices embedded in high schools and college English courses, including AP. This gives students multiple opportunities to prioritize and strengthen key literacy skills throughout their course of study.

    Prerequisite: See Honors/AP eligibility requirements chart.


    Pre-AP English 2*

    1001416B  |  Grade 09

    Pre-AP English 2 builds on the foundations of Pre-AP English 1 from middle school.  It is designed for students in grade 9 only.  Pre-AP 1 introduces the fundamentals of close observation, critical analysis, and the appreciation of author’s craft, Pre-AP 2 requires students to apply those practices to a new array of nonfiction and literary texts. As readers, students become aware of how poets, playwrights, novelists, and writers of nonfiction manipulate language to serve their purposes. As writers, students compose more nuanced analytical essays while never losing sight of craft and cohesion. This course is vertically aligned to the practices embedded in high school and college English courses, including AP. This gives students multiple opportunities to prioritize and strengthen key literacy skills throughout their course of study.  Students in this course will progress to American Literature Honors for their sophomore year upon successful completion of this course.

    Prerequisite: See Honors/AP eligibility requirements chart.


    English 2

    1001340  |  Grade 10

    This course defines what students should understand and be able to do by the end of 10th grade. Knowledge acquisition should be the primary purpose of any reading approach as the systematic building of a wide range of knowledge across domains is a prerequisite to higher literacy. At this grade level, students work with universal themes and archetypes. They are also continuing to build their facility with rhetoric, the craft of using language in writing and speaking, using classic literature, essays, and speeches as mentor texts. The benchmarks in this course are mastery goals that students are expected to attain by the end of the year. To build mastery, students will continue to review and apply earlier grade-level benchmarks and expectations.


    Pre-AP English 2*        

    1001416  |  Grade 10

    Pre-AP English 2 builds on the foundations of Pre-AP English 1. While English 1 introduces the fundamentals of close observation, critical analysis, and the appreciation of author’s craft, English 2 requires students to apply those practices to a new array of nonfiction and literary texts. As readers, students become aware of how poets, playwrights, novelists, and writers of nonfiction manipulate language to serve their purposes. As writers, students compose more nuanced analytical essays while never losing sight of craft and cohesion. This course is vertically aligned to the practices embedded in high school and college English courses, including AP. This gives students multiple opportunities to prioritize and strengthen key literacy skills throughout their course of study.

    Prerequisite: See Honors/AP eligibility requirements chart.


    American Literature Honors*

    1020810  |  Grade 10

    The purpose of this course is to enable students, using texts of high complexity, to develop knowledge of American literature through advanced integrated educational experiences. Emphasis will be on representative American literature, highlighting the major genres, themes, subjects, and historical influences associated with each literary period, including pertinent foundational documents in United States history.

    Prerequisite: See Honors/AP eligibility requirements chart.


    AICE General Paper*    

    1009400  |  Grade 11

    The purpose of this course is to encourage students to make cross-curricular links to develop maturity of thought, appropriate to students at this level and to achieve an understanding and usage of the English language. These skills enable them to express arguments, ideas, and opinions in a reflective and academic manner. An awareness of the wider implications of issues will enhance the quality of student responses to the questions. General Paper is not a test of general knowledge. The key objective is for students to convey information and/or opinions in a way that is thoughtful, perceptive, and intelligent to the reader.

    Prerequisite: Placement is based on academic history and test scores.


    English 3

    1001370  |  Grade 11

    This course defines what students should understand and be able to do by the end of 11th grade. Knowledge acquisition should be the primary purpose of any reading approach as the systematic building of a wide range of knowledge across domains is a prerequisite to higher literacy. At this grade level, students work with universal themes and archetypes. They are also continuing to build their facility with rhetoric, the craft of using language in writing and speaking, using classic literature, essays, and speeches as mentor texts. The benchmarks in this course are mastery goals that students are expected to attain by the end of the year. To build mastery, students will continue to review and apply earlier grade-level benchmarks and expectations.

    Prerequisite: Placement is based on academic history and test scores.


    DE Composition I and Composition II*

    ENC 1101/1102  |  Grades 11 - 12

    ENC1101 encompasses grammar and diction review, composition, expository writing, work with both primary and multiple source themes, instruction in the use of the library and writing the research paper, as well as practice in oral communication. ENC1102 includes a deeper emphasis on reading critically and analytically, understanding literary terminology and techniques, and writing an in-depth research essay. Dual-Enrollment is a Gordon Rule course that requires a minimum of 6000 written words each semester.  Likewise, students should be academically motivated to accept the challenge of college-level work.

    Prerequisite: Must satisfy all current Dual Enrollment admission requirements including test scores and GPA by the posted deadline.


    AP English Language and Composition*

    1001420  |  Grades 11 - 12

    The AP course in English Language and Composition will train students to become skilled readers of prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts. The objective of the course is to help students become flexible writers, proficient in a variety of modes for a variety of purposes through frequent practice and helpful, insightful criticism. Both reading and writing will make students aware of the interaction between authorial purpose, audience needs, the subject itself, generic conventions, and resources of language: syntax, diction, and tone. Students are expected to submit a summer reading and writing assignment on the second day of English class. Likewise, students should be academically motivated to accept the rigor and challenge of college-level work. Students will have to complete a summer assignment and can expect approximately 5 hours per week of work outside of class.

    Prerequisite: See Honors/AP eligibility requirements chart.


    English 4: Florida College Prep

    1001405  |  Grade 12

    This course incorporates reading and writing study through writing a variety of informative texts using grade-level writing craft and through the in-depth reading and analysis of informational selections, in order to develop critical reading and writing skills necessary for success in college courses. This course prepares students for successful completion of Florida college English courses. The benchmarks reflect the Florida Postsecondary Readiness Competencies necessary for entry-level college courses.

    Prerequisite: Placement is based on academic history and test scores.


    AP Literature and Composition*

    1001430  |  Grade 12

    The AP course in English Literature and Composition demands close and insightful reading of literary texts and sophisticated written analysis of those texts. The study of literature focuses on three genres (the novel, drama, and poetry) and prepares students as mature readers and skilled writers through frequent practice. Particular attention will be devoted to diction, tone, syntax, figurative language and other literary devices as they influence and define authorial purposes and textual themes. The objective of the course is to promote proficient college-level writers through frequent practice and helpful, insightful criticism. Students are expected to submit a summer reading and writing assignment on the second day of English class. Likewise, students should be academically motivated to accept the rigor and challenge of college-level work. Students will have to complete a summer assignment and can expect approximately 5 hours per week of work outside of class.
    Prerequisite: See Honors/AP eligibility requirements chart.


    English 1-4 through ESOL

    1002300-1002520  |  Grades 09 - 12

    These courses provide instruction to speakers whose first language is not English. The course goal is the acquisition of the English communication skills needed for success in an academic setting. Emphasis is on literature, writing skills, and English grammar. These courses meet graduation requirements for English 1 through 4.
    Prerequisite: Teacher recommendation

  • *Indicates a weighted course.