Sports Literature

Prerequisite: noneGrade Level: 12Semesters: 1Credit: 0.5 In this course, students will read, analyze, and write about sports literature, making connections between sports, culture, and life.  Novels, biographies, short stories, essays, newspaper columns, magazine articles, TV and radio broadcasts, movies, the

Language, Power, and Social Justice

Prerequisite: noneGrade Level: 12Semesters: 1Credit: 0.5 This course examines the connections between language, power, and social justice. Using ideas and methods from linguistic anthropology, students will explore how current inequalities at the local, national, and global levels are perpetuated through

Graphic Novels

Prerequisite : NoneGrade Level: 12Semesters: 1Credit: 0.5 The Graphic Novel course focuses on the analysis of multimodal texts and sequential art as its own distinctive form of storytelling and reading. Students will learn about the principles that graphic novels are

Chicago Literature

Paragraph  Prerequisite: American LiteratureGrade Level: 12Semesters: 1Credit: 0.5 This course will focus on Chicago authors and literature based in and about Chicago. Chicago Literature will synthesize the history of the city with the words that have described it. Project-based learning and

Integrated Global Issues & Freshman English

Prerequisite: 8 Grade Placement Process Grade Level: 9 Semesters: 2 Credits: 2 (1 English, 1 Social Studies) This course integrates Global Issues and Freshman English, satisfying the curricular requirements for both. The specific curriculum for this integrated course is organized

Senior English (Basic)

Department: English Session 1 & 2 Grade 12 Prerequisite: Recovery Only Students will read with greater comprehension, write with increased clarity, and be more technologically literate. This course focuses on a year-long study of literature that includes the reading and

College Preparatory Writing

Department: English Session 2 Grade 12 Prerequisite: American Literature This course addresses the grade 12 benchmarks of the Common Core State English/Language Arts Writing, Speech, and Language Standards through the study and extensive practice of a variety of writing structures,

Contemporary Literature

Department: English Session 1 Grade 12 Prerequisite: American Literature This course addresses the grade 12 benchmarks of the Common Core State English/Language Arts Reading Standards through the study of American and world literature from 1960 to the present. Students will

American Literature

Department: English Session 1 & 2 Grade 11 Prerequisite: Sophomore English Students will study American literature from a variety of authors, styles, and historical contexts. This course addresses the grade 11 benchmarks of the Common Core State English/Language Arts Standards.

Sophomore English

Department: English Session: 1 & 2 Grade 10 Prerequisite: Recovery only This course addresses the grade 10 benchmarks of the Common Core State English/Language Arts Standards. Student