• Course Descriptions


    English 9 (1 Credit)

    This course of study exposes the student to the various forms of literature from all parts of the world and deals with the universal problems of human nature. The student is expected to master various forms of communication. He/she also develops knowledge of essay coherence, sentence skills and organization, and skills of descriptive writing. The culminating writing activities are the student's first experience in writing a documented research paper.


    English 9H (1 Credit)

    This first high school honors level course lays the foundation for Regents mastery and advanced study by emphasizing interpretation skills in relationship to a variety of reading and writing experiences, including a complete research paper.


    English Regents Prep - Writing - (1/2 Credit)

    This course is designed to improve writing skills for those students experiencing difficulty. Stress is placed on the development of varied writing skills across the content areas. Emphasis is put on preparation for the comprehensive Regents examination, which is a high school diploma requirement.


    English Regents Prep - Reading (1/2 Credit)

    This course is designed to improve reading skills for those students experiencing difficulty. Stress is placed in the development of reading comprehension skills across the content areas, listening skills and vocabulary building. Emphasis is put on preparation for the comprehensive Regents examination, which is a high school diploma requirement.


    English 10 (1 Credit)

    This course concentrates on providing the foundation for a sequential program of English through the high school years. Particular emphasis is placed on development of composition skills and on pursuit of a genre approach to the study of literature.


    English 10H (1 Credit)

    This course challenges students to develop the knowledge and competencies associated with superior academic success by engaging them in reading, writing, speaking, and listening experiences that enable them to apply and expand interpretation skills as they analyze and synthesize information and ideas to meet and exceed ELA Regents standards.


    English 10 - Collaborative Model

    In this model, an English teacher and a reading teacher work together to plan activities based on and teach all aspects of the English 10 Regents curriculum collaboratively. This model supports the teachers' ability to make extensive use of multiple strategies, including team teaching; differentiate instruction; interdisciplinary instruction; and a variety of whole class, cooperating learning and individualized approaches.

    English 10 Enrichment (1 Credit)

    This course is given to recommended students enrolled concurrently in 10R. The course reinforces the communication skills needed to succeed in the Regent-level English program. Success in this course will provide the fifth unit of a 5 unit English sequence.


    English 11 (1 Credit)

    This course continues a sequential approach to the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and includes a survey of American literature, as well as in depth study ofMacbeth. It culminates in the Comprehensive English Regents Examination.


    English 11H (1 Credit)

    Literary criticism, careful analysis of Shakespeare's Macbeth and a broad selection of American fictional and non-fictional writings, and application of critical thinking strategies to all four ELA skills form the basis of this course that culminates in the English Language Arts Regents and looks forward to college level proficiency.

    English 11 Enrichment (1 Credit)

    This course is offered for recommended students concurrently enrolled in English 11R. The curriculum reinforces the skills and knowledge taught in English 11 and emphasizes in-depth instruction necessary for success on the English Regents examination and development of communication skills required in college. Success in this course will provide the fifth unit of a 5 unit English sequence.


    English 12 (1/2 Credit)

    This course provides an overview of British literature offers further development of writing skills and provides a research paper experience.


    English 12H (1/2 Credit)

    This intensive one semester course exposes students to masterpieces of British and world literature and requires that they apply the superior proficiency they have worked toward in literary criticism, writing skills and provides a research paper experience.


    Speech (1/2 Credit)

    Open to 12th graders only. This course provides experiences in oral communication, guiding the student to reason soundly, in gaining insight into him/her self and his/her peers, and in presenting ideas effectively, forcefully and clearly.


    English Regents Prep (1/2 Credit)

    This course is required for the 12th grade students who have failed or have not taken the English regents. The course focuses on the skills necessary for success in responding to the English Regents taken.


    College Speech (1/2 Credit)

    This course is designed for Honors level 12th grade student. The course consists of a series of sophisticated communication exercises, which will fulfill or surpass those, which usually are included in a similar course taken in college. Two college credits through Long Island University (Southampton) are available.


    English electives - Taken for (1/2 Credit)

    Creative Writing

    Dramatics

    Journalism

    Television Commercial Production