English

10th grade English courses:


Course
Grades
Semester/Year
Fee

English 10 (core)
10th
Year


This course emphasizes study skills in understanding literature, reading, writing, usage and mechanics. Students will read a variety of literature from different cultures and time periods including short stories, novels, drama, and poetry. In addition, students will practice reading strategies and respond to their reading in writing assignments. Writing instruction will focus on developing the Six Traits of Effective Writing in expository and literary writing, creative writing and writing for presentations and problem-solving.

English 10 Fundamentals
10th
Year


This class provides extra support to students needing a slower paced English course which emphasizes study skills, self-esteem, goal setting, team building, getting connected to school, decision-making skills, reading, writing, and clear thinking.Admission into this course requires the recommendation of your current English teacher and the approval of a high school counselor.Teacher signature required: (Present English teacher).

English 10 Honors
10th
Year


Recommended for students with LEXILE (SRI) Scores of "1000+."
Honors English will provide a challenge to highly motivated, mature sophomore students. It emphasizes critical, creative, and individual thinking through the study of contemporary and classical literature. A vigorous writing program will introduce students to literary analysis and different writing modes as they prepare for A. P. level courses. This course will include a summer reading assignment. Students must demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing and have strong English and citizenship grades. Interested students must fill out an application and agree to the expectations outlined on that form. Application and teacher signature required: (Present Junior high English teacher, Mrs. Oppermann- 222, or Mrs. Rowe- 225).
11th grade English courses:


Course
Grade
Semester/Year
Fee

English 11 (core)
11th
Year


This course offers students an overview of the best American fiction and nonfiction from early to modern times and from diverse ethnic sources. In addition, students will focus on college preparatory writing and language skills, intensive study of grammar and usage, vocabulary development, critical reading techniques, and college writing in preparation for college entrance exams.


English 11 Fundamentals
11th
Year


This course offers students extra help in reading, writing, and reviewing grammar. Students will use readings in literature as models and motivation for writing paragraphs, short stories, letters, business documents and projects. The course will explore practical applications of English skills. Teacher signature required: (Mrs. Shaw- 223 or your counselor).


English 11 Honors
11th
Year


Recommended for students with LEXILE (SRI) Scores of "1050+" and Olympus Benchmark Essay Scores of "3" or better.
Junior Honors English will provide a challenge to academically talented, motivated junior students who enjoy reading and writing, discussing literature and working at a faster pace. It provides instruction in usage, style and rhetorical strategies to prepare students for taking college entrance exams and the A. P. tests. In addition, the students will complete a survey course of American classic and contemporary literature. This course will include a summer reading assignment. Students must demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing and have strong English and citizenship grades. Interested students must fill out an application and agree to the expectations outlined on that form. An Olympus High Honors English teacher will make the final decision on admission into this class. Teacher signature required: (Ms. Bishop- 227, Mrs. Oppermann- 222, or Mrs. Rowe- 225).

12th grade English courses:


Course
Grades
Semester/Year
Fee

English 12 (core)
12th
Year


This course offers students an overview of the great literature written by authors outside the United States including British and world literature. Through this literature, students will explore the attitudes and values of diverse cultures and time periods. In addition, this course will provide further practice in writing about literature as well as other types and styles of writing. It will help students to read and write with greater awareness, confidence, control, critical thinking and flexibility.

Technical and Professional Communication
12th
Year


Technical writing applies directly to practical professional situations. This full-year course teaches communication strategies used in business, including workplace documents, presentations, problem solving, and professional collaboration. Students will participate in service projects incorporating real-world problems and solutions. This class has a non-literature focus and appeals to students interested in math, science, and vocational careers.

Creative Writing- not concurrent enrollment
12th
Year


This concourse explores poetry, stories, characterization, plot development and personal essays from a writer’s perspective. Students will produce and share their own work, collaborate with others as a community of writers and read the works of established writers carefully for models and inspiration. While this is not a concurrent enrollment class, its semester length enables student s to take another semester class that is concurrent enrollment and still earn a year of English credit towards graduation. It can also be taken for elective credit by seniors already enrolled in a full-year core, fundamentals or A.P. course.

Humanities 1100 (CE)
12th
Year

does NOT meet requirements for the Regent’s Scholarship.
Students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA to take this class.
Humanities is the study of what it means to be human through philosophy, religion, art and music. Lectures and class discussions explore several themes: world religions and myth, war and freedom, marginalized voices, man and nature, romantic and divine love, and death. The reading in this course is rigorous so students must be willing to develop their skills in critical thinking and analytical reading. This course offers high school credit in English and concurrent SLCC credit for three semester hours in Humanities. Teacher signature required: (Mr. Florence 206).

Introduction to College Writing (English 1010) (CE)
12th
Year
Students must purchase required texts

Minimum score of 20 on Reading section for the ACT This course will focus on critical reading and thinking skills, collaborative learning strategies, college-level writing and correct methods of documentation. Students will explore the relationship between purpose and form in writing, learning to write with greater confidence and effectiveness. This course is offered for concurrent enrollment credit through Salt Lake community College. Teacher signature required. (Mrs. Rowe- 225).

Senior English Fundamentals
12th
Year


This course is designed for students who need to improve reading and writing skills. It focuses on improving reading abilities through work on vocabulary, comprehension and reading rate, interpretation and discussion of high-interest level fiction. Students will also find further review and help using the Six Traits writing model and the writing process. Admission to this course requires the recommendation of your current English teacher and the approval of a high school counselor. Signature required: (Mrs. Jones- 229 or your counselor).

A. P. English (Literature and Composition)
12th
Year


Recommended ofr students with LEXILE (SRI) scores of "1100+" and Olympus Benchmark Essay Scores of "3" or better.
This course—designed for students who enjoy reading, writing and discussing literature—is a college level class in literature and compositions. It emphasizes analysis, critical thought and appreciation of many literary genres. Students will develop advanced skills in reading and responding to prose and poetry in preparation for taking the A. P. exam. Most colleges and universities grant up to eight hours of credit to those students who complete the course and pass the A. P. exam with a satisfactory score. This credit applies to most universities and colleges and is not earned directly from one particular institution. You can see particular details about credit offered by individual colleges at www.collegeboard.org. Students must demonstrate proficiency in a supervised, timed writing assessment and in the English and Reading sections of standardized tests. Interested students must fill out an application and agree to the expectations outlined on the form. An Olympus High Honors teacher will make the final decision on admission into this class. Application and Teacher signature required: (Ms. Shaw -223 or Ms. Bishop- 227).
ESL (English as a Second Language)



Course
Grades
Semester/Year
Fee

ESL Oral Beginning
10th-12th
Year

Students must take both Oral and Reading/Writing.
For WIDA level 1 & 2 ESL students
For students whose native language is not English, this course teaches English at a survival level. Students practice speaking and listening, then refine their skills by means of dialogues, structure drills, reading selections and language exercises. Signature required: (Current English teacher).

ESL Reading/Writing Beginning
10th-12th
Year


For WIDA level 1 & 2 ESL students
For students whose native language is not English, this course gives basic instruction in reading skills: decoding, vocabulary development, comprehension, study skills, listening and basic sentence reading and writing at a survival level. Teacher signature required: (Current English teacher).

ESL Reading/Writing Intermediate
10th-12th
Year


For WIDA level 3 & 4 ESL students
For students whose native language is not English, this course gives basic instruction in spelling, vocabulary, grammar and usage and opportunities for self-expression in well-organized paragraphs, essays, and reports at a survival level. Teacher signature required: (Current English teacher).
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