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COURSE

TITLE

GRADE

LENGTH

CREDIT

PREREQUISITE

FEE

3001

Advanced English 9

9

1 semester

1

Teacher Recommendation

None

3002

English 9-1

9

1 semester

1

Teacher Recommendation

None

3003A
3003B

English  9-2

9

2 semesters

1 English
&  
1 Elective

Teacher Recommendation

None

3004

Advanced English 10

10

1 semester

1

English 9 Teacher Recommendation

None

3005

English 10-1

10

1 semester

1

English 9 Teacher Recommendation

None

3006A
3006B

English 10-2

10

1 semester

1 English 
&  
1 Elective

English 9 Teacher Recommendation

None

3007

Advanced English 11

11

1 semester

1

English 10 Teacher Recommendation

None

3008

English 11-1

11

1 semester

1

English 10 Teacher Recommendation

None

3009

English 11-2

11

1 semester

1

English 10 Teacher Recommendation

None

3000

AP Language & Composition

11, 12

1 Semester

1

English 10/11 & Teacher Rec, B in Adv Eng 9, 10/11 & Signed Contract

Cost of AP Exam

3010

AP English Literature

12

1 Semester

1

AP Language and Composition, Teacher Rec, and Signed Contract

Cost of AP Exam

3011

Advanced English 12

12

1 semester

1

English 11 Teacher Recommendation

None

3012

English 12-1

12

1 semester

1

English 11 Teacher Recommendation

None

3013

English 12-2

12

1 semester

1

English 11 Teacher Recommendation

None

3018

CCP English 12

12

1 semester

1

English 11 Teacher Recommendation

None

3014

Drama I

9,10,11, 12

1 quarter

0.5

None

None

3015

Drama II

9,10,11,12

1 quarter

0.5

Must pass Drama I

None

3016A
3016B

Journalism I

10,11,12

All year

1

 2 Teacher Recommendations and Approved Application

None

3017A
3017B

Journalism II

11,12

All year

1

Journalism I with B or higher and Teacher Recommendation

None

3019

Public Speaking I

9,10,11,12

1 quarter

0.5

None

None

3020

Public Speaking II

9,10,11,12

1 quarter

0.5

Must pass Public Speaking I with a C

None


*All English courses will cover all aspects of the Common Core Curriculum for English Language Arts in the following skill areas:  reading literature, reading informational texts, writing, speaking and listening, and language.  These courses are designed to be the foundation for College and Career Readiness as defined by the curriculum.  Students will study many text types of varying complexity, write informally, write four formal papers (informational, argumentative, research, and narrative), speak and listen in various situations, and gain further understanding of the English language and its conventions.

Advanced English 9 - 3001

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade Level: 9 
Prerequisite:  Middle School Teacher Recommendation 
Fee: None 

This is a course for students who read above grade level to develop and reinforce skills in the areas of reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking, grammar, and vocabulary development.  This course is designed to be an advanced college prep course that will prepare students for rigorous college level English courses and/or AP English.   Students read novels; study a variety of literary works; and produce a variety of narrative, informational, argumentative, and personal response writing.  Completion of a supplemental reading assignment may be required.

English 9-1 - 3002

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade Level: 9 
Prerequisite: Middle School Teacher Recommendation 
Fee:  None

This is a course is a course for students who read and write at grade level and is designed to develop skills in the areas of reading comprehension, writing, speaking, listening, critical thinking, grammar, and vocabulary.  Students will study a variety of literary genre including novels, short stories, drama, poetry, nonfiction, and mythology. Writing includes informal and formal pieces. Students will write a narrative, an informational essay, and a researched argument essay as formal pieces.

English 9-2 - 3003A & 3003B

2 semesters, 1 elective credit, 1 English credit
Grade Level: 9 
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation 
Fee: None 

A college and career course for students with an emphasis on reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary, speaking, and listening skills.

Advanced English 10 - 3004

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade Level: 10
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation 
Fee: None 

A survey course of American literature designed for students who read above grade level.  This course is designed to be an advanced college prep course that will prepare students for rigorous college level English courses and/or A.P. English.  To develop and reinforce higher language arts skills necessary for students preparing for college, critical thinking is emphasized through an integrated study of novels and plays; grammar, vocabulary, research techniques, and oral presentations.  The demands of AP English Language, Literature and History will be explored for future student consideration.  Types of writing include reflective journals, research and persuasive papers, and comparative essays.  Completion of a supplemental reading assignment may be required.

English 10-1 - 3005 

1 semesters, 1 credit
Grade Level: 10 
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Fee:  None

A survey course for students who read at grade level to develop skills in the areas of reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking, grammar, vocabulary, and oral presentations in preparation for higher education.  Students study novels, plays, and other literary genres including poetry and non-fiction.  Types of writing include journals, narratives, arguments, and informational essays.  Completion of a supplemental reading assignment may be required.
 

English 10-2 - 3006A & 3006B 

2 semesters, 1 English credit, 1 elective credit
Grade Level: 10 
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Fee:  None

A survey course for students who read below grade level to develop skills in the areas of reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking, grammar, vocabulary, and oral presentations in preparation for higher education.  Students study novels, plays, and other literary genres including poetry and non-fiction.  Types of writing include journals, narratives, arguments, and informational essays.  Completion of a supplemental reading assignment may be required.

Advanced English 11- 3007

1 semesters, 1 credit
Grade Level: 11 
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Fee:  None

An honors survey course of literature designed for students who read above grade level as preparation for higher education.  This course is designed to be an advanced college prep course that will prepare students for rigorous college level English courses and/or AP English Literature.  Higher language arts skills and critical thinking is emphasized through an integrated study of grammar and vocabulary, rhetorical theory and communications.  Novels, plays, and poetry will be read and analyzed.  Types of writing include reflective journals, essays, research papers, and creative writing.

English 11-1 - 3008 

1 semesters, 1 credit
Grade Level: 11 
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Fee:  None 

A survey course of literature for students who read at grade level designed to develop skills in the areas of reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking, grammar, and vocabulary.  This is a college prep course.  A thematic treatment by historical and literary era will examine major authors and works as to style, voice, and cultural importance.  Students study plays and novels including ancient epics, medieval literature, romantic poetry, and WWI era literature. Types of writing include reflective journals, essays, research and persuasive papers, and creative writing. 

English 11-2 - 3009 

1 semesters, 1 credit
Grade Level: 11 
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Fee: None

A college and career course for students with an emphasis on reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills.

Advanced English 12 - 3011

1 semesters, 1 credit
Grade Level: 12 
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Fee:  None

This course is a survey course of humanities and literature for students who read above grade level as preparation for higher education.  This course is designed to be an advanced college prep course that will prepare students for rigorous college level English courses.   To develop and reinforce higher language arts skills, critical thinking is emphasized through an integrated study of novels, plays, and other literary units including short stories and poetry by classical and modern authors.  Types of writing include personal response journals, critical essays, research papers, and college-related writings.  Successful completion of mock interviews and a career portfolio are required to pass the class.

English 12-1 - 3012 

1 semesters, 1 credit
Grade Level: 12 
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Fee:  None

A survey course of humanities and literature for students who read at grade level to develop skills in the areas of reading comprehension, writing, critical thinking, grammar, and vocabulary.  Students study novels and plays as well as other literary units including short stories and poetry from classical and modern authors.  Students will write in a variety of genres including essays, short stories, poems, and career-related writings.  Students will also be presenting research projects. Successful completion of mock interviews and a career portfolio are required to pass the class.

English 12-2 - 3013 

1 semesters, 1 credit
Grade Level: 12 
Prerequisite: Teacher Recommendation
Fee:  None 

A college and career course for students with an emphasis on reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary skills.  Students study literature from the text as well as non-fiction

College Credit Plus English 12 - 3018 

1 semesters, 1 credit
Grade Level: 12 
Prerequisite: English 11 Teacher Recommendation
Fee:  None 

This dual credit course will count as 12th grade English as well as three full credits of English composition at the collegiate level for an Ohio state-based college/university. The curriculum will cover one full college composition course in one semester. The course will be Composition 101, focusing on rhetorical elements in composition as well as critical thinking, information analysis and synthesis through writing. As a result, students finishing this course successfully with a grade of C or higher, will be fully equipped to write academic papers of all types.

AP Language and Composition – 3000

1 semesters, 1 credit
Grade Level: 12 
Prerequisite: AP Language and Composition, Teacher Recommendations and Signed Contract
Fee: Cost of AP Exam

A college level course that focuses on the development and revision of evidence-based analytic and argumentative writing and the rhetorical analysis of nonfiction texts is designed to help students become skilled writers and readers. Additionally, this course prepares the student for the College Board Advanced Placement Examination where a passing grade may earn college credit for college level English courses.  The AP student is mature enough to devote his/her energies to a course of study that requires more than proficiency and returns much more than a grade.  Completion of a supplemental reading assignment is required.

AP English Literature – 3010

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade Level: 12 
Prerequisite: AP Language and Composition, Teacher Recommendations and Signed Contract
Fee:  Cost of AP Exam 

A college level course taught as an in-depth study of the various literary genres - short story, novel, drama, and poetry - with emphasis on written responses of analysis.  This course prepares the student for the College Board Advanced Placement Examination where a passing grade may earn up to 6 college credits for college level English courses.  Students in the class are selected based on high standard of achievement in eleventh grade English, PSAT and PLAN scores, and the approval of the instructor.  The AP student is mature enough to devote his/her energies to a course of study that requires more than proficiency and returns much more than a grade.  Completion of a supplemental reading assignment may be required. 

Drama I - 3014 

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite: None
Fee:  None

This is a beginning course in theater arts involving both academic study and performance.  Students will study the following areas of drama: theater terminology, stage movement basics, varieties and styles of drama, and beginning acting methods.  Performance aspects of the course include pantomime, improvisation, oral interpretation, and performance in dramatic and comedic scenes.  Students will perform individually, in pairs and in groups.  Memorization of monologues and scenes is a must.

Drama II - 3015 

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite: Must pass Drama I
Fee:  None

This course continues the study of acting and character development methods. and culminates in comprehensive, group-based mini-productions of scenes from popular modern plays. The history of theatre from the Greeks to modern times is studied. Students will also complete a film project and a radio broadcast project. Memorization of monologues and scenes is a must.

Journalism I – 3016A & 3016B 

1 semester, 1 credit
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite: 2 Teacher Recommendations and Approved Application 
Fee:  None

The course is designed to introduce journalism to the beginning student, and to publish the school newspaper, the Ro-Hi-Ti (Ross High Times).  Students will consider and apply editorial skills of reporting, interviewing, writing, editing and photography; page design and layout; advertising and subscription sales; word processing, desktop publishing, Internet research, graphics; leadership and management skills including organization, time management, and group dynamics.  Students will have a better understanding of the media and develop respect for the ethics and responsibilities of the First Amendment.  Students will be expected to spend time outside of class in marketing and publishing activities. There will be a strong emphasis on developing better writing skills and students will be expected to contribute articles to the newspaper each month it is published.

Journalism II – 3017A & 3017B

1 year, 1 credit
Grade Level: 11, 12 
Prerequisite: Journalism I with a B or higher and Teacher Recommendation
Fee:  None

This course continues the skills introduced in Journalism I.  Students will be expected to utilize various forms of formal and interpersonal communications through leadership roles for the Ro-Hi-Ti, such as section editor, Editor-in-Chief, photography editor, art editor, or business manager.  Students will learn advanced reporting, writing, editing, photography, design, media law and ethics, cartooning, and business skills; providing training for students considering careers in journalism or public relations.  Students will be expected to spend time outside of class in marketing and publishing activities to produce the Ro-Hi-Ti.

Public Speaking I – 3019

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite: None
Fee:  None

Public Speaking I is an elective course within the English Language Arts Department that will provide students with the basic speaking skills needed in a variety of personal and professional interactions within society. Students will learn to lose their fear of speaking in front of groups as well as learning to plan, research, compose, practice, and deliver effective speeches. Students will study famous speakers and evaluate famous speeches to acquire the process of verbal and non-verbal communication. Students will be required to work on material outside of classroom time. Grades in the class will consist of speech presentations as well as written preparation and documentation.

Public Speaking II – 3020

1 quarter, 0.5 credit
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12 
Prerequisite: Public Speaking I with a C or higher grade
Fee:  None

Public Speaking II continues the concepts introduced in Public Speaking I. Students will master speaking in front of groups. Students will learn to plan, research, compose, practice, and deliver effective speeches. Information about speech history, interpersonal communication, and rhetorical theory will supplement individual student speeches. Students will be required to evaluate other speakers as an exercise in active and critical listening. Students will develop good listening skills and learn to analyze and adapt to an audience. Students should expect a final speech and exam over material covered throughout the course.