• CP

Course Length

Full Year

Course Credit


Grade Level

Freshmen; CP


Successful completion of Grade 9 General Placement Test

Course Syllabus(For Reference Only)

Students focus on the theme of “Challenges,” as they read works by Ray Bradbury and Walt Whitman, an essay about Civil War heroes, narratives about the Holocaust, and Elie Wiesel’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech. They learn about the hero archetype and hero’s journey narratives, write narratives, explanatory essays, argumentative essays, research an issue in current events and create a multimedia presentation, and read scenes from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, then watch the scenes on film to analyze how the adaptation differs from the source. Grammar instruction includes sentence formation, usage, and mechanics; and students develop vocabulary skills through a variety of methods.