Grade: 11, 12
Year Credits: 5
Prerequisite: English 2
Graduation Requirement: English
AP English Language and Composition is a highly rigorous course designed to engage students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts as well as to engage students in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes - analysis, argument, and synthesis. This course blends the study of American literature in English 3 with an intense study of nonfiction and college level writing.
In this course students will become aware of the interactions among a writer's purposes, audience expectations, and subjects. The course follows the curricular requirements of the College Board and offers students an opportunity to receive college credit through the national AP exam.