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Students must complete four (4.0) credits in Language Arts for graduation. 

Recommended Sequence:
9th Grade: English 9 or Honors English 9 or English Skills
10th Grade: English 10 or Honors English 10 or English Skills 10
11th Grade: English 11 or IB English 11 or English Skills 11
12th Grade: English 12 or IB English 12 or English electives

Students may also choose from a variety of other courses to complete the required 4.0
units of Language Arts credit and to meet their needs for future vocational and education plans, abilities and interests. Students should read course descriptions carefully and consult with their English teachers and counselors be sure the courses they select are appropriate.





English 9
Credit: 1.0 Language Arts
Grade: 9
Term: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: None.
Honors English 9
Credit: 1.0 Language Arts,
Weighted Grade
Grade: 9
Term: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: Teacher approval.
Sheltered English 1
Credit: 1.0 Language Arts
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
Term: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite:  Teacher approval.

English 10
Credit: 1.0 Language Arts
Grade: 10
Term: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: English 9, English Skills 9, or Honors English 9.
Honors English 10
Credit: 1.0 Language Arts,
Weighted Grade
Grade: 10
Term: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: Honors English 9 or English 9 and teacher approval.
Sheltered English 2
Credit: 1.0 Language Arts
Grade: 10, 11, 12
Term: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: Teacher approval.

English 11
Credit: 1.0 Language Arts
Grade: 11
Term: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: English 10, English Skills 10, or Honors English 10.
IB English 11
Credit: 1.0 Language Arts,
Weighted Grade
Grade: 11
Term: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: Honors English 10 or
English 10 and teacher approval. 
Sheltered English 3
Credit: 1.0 Language Arts
Grade: 11, 12
Term: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: Teacher approval.

Contemporary Literature
Credit: 0.5 Language Arts
Grade: 10, 11, 12
Term: 1 Semester
Prerequisite:  None.
Multicultural Perspectives
In Literature
Credit: 0.5 Language Arts
Grade: 11, 12
Term: 1 Semester
Prerequisite: None.
Creative Writing
Credit: 0.5 Language Arts
Grade: 12
Term: 1 Semester
Prerequisite: None.
Essay and Research
Credit: 0.5 Language Arts
Grade: 12
Term: 1 Semester
Prerequisite: Teacher approval.
Humanities
Credit: 0.5 Language Arts
Grade: 12
Term: 1 Semester
Prerequisite: World History recommended.
Technical Writing
Credit: 0.5 Language Arts
Grade: 12
Term: 1 Semester
Prerequisite: None.
English 12
Credit: 1.0 Language Arts,
Weighted Grade
Grade: 12
Term: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: 
Prerequisite: English 11, English Skills 11, or Honors English 11.
IB English 12
Credit: 1.0 Language Arts,
Weighted Grade
Grade: 12
Term: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: IB English 11 or
Teacher approval.
Introduction to Speech
Credit: 0.5 Language Arts
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
Term: 1 Semester
Prerequisite: None.
Competitive Speech
Credit: 1.0 Language Arts
Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
Term: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: Teacher approval.
Journalism 1
Credit: 1.0 Language Arts
Grade: 9, 10, 11
Term: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite: None.
Advanced Journalism/Newspaper 
Credit: 1.0 Practical Arts/Technology
Grade: 10, 11, 12
Term: 2 Semesters
Prerequisite:  Journalism 1 and teacher approval.