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Welcome to Mr. Mathis' Class at Liberty Charter High School!

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Welcome to Liberty Charter High if this is your first year! Welcome back if you're returning as a senior! My name is Mr. Mathis, and I wear a few hats:I teach Senior English, Senior Exhibition, and Drama!

I am so EXCITED about the year that is facing us. Here are a few things to look forward to as we begin this year:

  • Drama class is now UC a-g approved, which means that it's no longer just a class for elective credits! I'm basing it off of a new texbook, and we are going to have a lot of fun getting an intro to all aspects of theatrical production, including the history of theater! I can't wait to get into drama and the theatrical arts with you, whether you already love theater, or are getting into it for the first time. We are going to have a lot of fun, and get a lot of growth done.

GRIT!

A major theme of this year will be grit! Grit is defined as striving and perseverance over the long term to complete a goal. We need to be gritty people this year and GET IT DONE!

  • Our Standard and College Prep English 12 classes just got a brand new curriculum! It's seriously incredible. There is an online portion where you can access the entire textbook, audio versions of the text, supplemental information, videos, readings, and a lot of other resources to bring your education to the next level. This curriculum will bring our English instruction to the next level, and combines classic, canonical English texts with more recent ones. It'll be a blast! You can check it out at www.my.hrw.com
  • Our Standard English 12 class is now a-g approved! That means that UC schools will accept it as rigorous enough to count for enrollment. Of course, there will be the same level of support and guidance as always.
  • AP Literature and Composition is going to be fantastic! Over the last three years, I have learned a lot about how to design and run the class such that you will be even more prepared for the test this year. I was pleased and incredibly proud of my students last year. I can't wait to see what my new crop of AP students can do! We are going to do a lot of thinking, a LOT of reading, and a LOT of writing. Get ready

You can find me in R4 if you're looking for me!

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to email me at tommy.mathis@lfcsinc.org. I am happy to help with anything at all you need!