Pikes Peak Christian School

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Pikes Peak

English Courses

 

ENGLISH 9:  LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION (H)
The student will study the areas of grammar, vocabulary, and spelling to build skills in writing.  Through the study of literature, the student will focus on the short story, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and selected novels from a wide variety of authors.  Writing, oral presentations, tests, and discussions will be used for evaluation.
Prerequisite:  High school enrollment
Grade: 9                           Length: 1 year                Credit: 1

 

ENGLISH 10: WORLD LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION (H)
The student will study grammar, vocabulary, and spelling to build improved skills in writing.  The student will examine short stories, poetry, nonfiction, the novel, and drama using literature from around the world.  Advancement of writing skills will be emphasized.
Prerequisite:  9th Grade English Literature and Composition
Grade: 10           Length: 1 year             Credit:  1

 

ENGLISH 11: AMERICAN LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION (H)
The student will study grammar, vocabulary, and spelling to build effective skills in writing.  The student will experience the rich variety of American literature in the form of poetry, short stories, nonfiction, the novel and drama.  Practice for national standardized tests is included. Research and documentation accompany term papers.
Prerequisite: 10th Grade World Literature and Composition
Grade: 11             Length: 1 year             Credit: 1

 

ENGLISH 12: BRITISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION
The student will strengthen his/her expository and creative writing, use the various rhetorical strategies, and sharpen critical thinking skills.  The student will explore all forms of British literature and write critical analysis papers. 
Prerequisite: 11th Grade American Literature and Composition
Grade: 12             Length:  1 year            Credit:  1

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) BRITISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION *
AP English 12 is a challenging honors course that is designed to be the equivalent of a freshman college course in a high school setting. The focus is on close, critical reading of poetry, drama, prose fiction, and expository literature from the sixteenth century to the present.  The student will develop mature habits of critical thinking as an independent reader of and writer about literature. The natural goal and outcome of this course is the taking of the Advance Placement English Exam in the spring in attempt to receive college credit for the course. Because of the advanced level of this course, a student may earn 5.0 points on the 4.0 grade point scale.
Prerequisite: English 11 with a B or above and permission of the  instructor
Grade:  12 Length:  1 year         Credit:  1

 

SPEECH
The student will develop confidence and gain experience in public speaking through using informative and persuasive speaking, introductions, demonstrations, impromptu speaking, and group discussion.  Emphasis will be put on how communication works and on effective communication. 
Prerequisite:  High school enrollment
Grade: 10         Length: 1 semester                    Credit: ½

 

Course Notes:

(1) Courses using college level curriculum are annotated with an “*”

(2) Courses offered with an honors option on a weighted 5.0 scale are annotated with an “(H)”

 

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