English Language Arts

Administrator: Bonnie Cervantes

Secretary: Marianne vonKriegenbergh

Phone: (626) 821-1778

Department Chair: Chris Schultz

Summer 2022 English AP and Honors Reading Assignments

AP12 Summer Reading 2022-2023

AP Literature (12)

2022_AP Language and Composition Summer Reading

AP Language and Composition (11)

10H 2022-23 Summer Reading

English 10 Honors

All students must be enrolled in an English class every semester and must earn a total of 40 units of English credit in order to graduate. Ninth through eleventh grade classes are year-long courses. All courses comply with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. In these courses, students will master a variety of language arts skills with both fiction and nonfiction pieces.

Advanced Placement/Honors English

The English AP/Honors program is a three year program designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Examination in Language and Composition and the Advanced Placement Examination in Literature and Composition administered annually by The College Board. The English Honors course sequence is intended for the highly motivated student who desires to work at an academically accelerated rate.

10th-12th Preparation for Advanced Placement

English Preparation for Advanced Placement English begins when a student enters the English Honors program. Admission to the program is open to all students. The Advanced Placement English Program for juniors and seniors provides intensive study of literature and composition in preparation for the comprehensive exams in May.

Expectations of English Advanced Placement and Honors Students

We expect English AP/Honors students to be highly proficient in the English language: they should read sensitively, be sophisticated enough to deal with literature containing mature themes, write with precision, have an understanding of grammatical sentence structure, and actively participate in class discussions, as well as individual and group presentations.

AHS English Language Arts Teachers

Valdoria Axtell

vaxtell@ausd.net

Paola Bisharat

pbisharat@ausd.net

Charmaine Cordero

ccordero@ausd.net

Ernest Delfin

edelfin@ausd.net

Catherine Desurra

cdesurra@ausd.net

Kathryn Doring

kdoring@ausd.net

Brent Eldridge

beldridge@ausd.net

Michael Feraco-Eberle

mferaco-eberle@ausd.net

Claudia Grubbs

cgrubbs@ausd.net

Leslie Klipstein

lklipstein@ausd.net

Jenny Landis

jlandis@ausd.net

Lesley Lee

llee@ausd.net


Lisa Lucas

llucas@ausd.net

Logan Maertens

lmaertens@ausd.net

Trish Naughtin

tnaughtin@ausd.net

Robin Neuwirth-Bishop

rneuwirth-bishop@ausd.net

Ashley Novak

anovak@ausd.net

Christopher Schultz

cschultz@ausd.net


Justina Spencer

jspencer@ausd.net

Christopher Villalobos

cvillalobos@ausd.net

Matthew Woodin

mwoodin@ausd.net

Melissa Wright

mhatheway@ausd.net

Nicole Zaidi

nzaidi@ausd.net