English I /Honors English I Online (H0120S1PV/H0120PS2V )
This online course incorporates an integrated approach to the teaching of reading and writing. Students read a variety of fiction and nonfiction world literature with an emphasis on literary analysis, including drawing inferences and analyzing main ideas. Students are taught the writing process and write in varying modes and for different purposes and audiences throughout the year. Grammar and vocabulary skills are integrated throughout each unit.
English II / Honors English II Online (H0122S1PV/H0122S2PV)
This online course incorporates an integrated approach to the teaching of listening, speaking, reading, and writing to meet the Common Core State Standards. Students read a variety of fiction and nonfiction world literature with an emphasis on literary analysis, including drawing inferences and analyzing main ideas; media presentations from a variety of perspectives; and dramatic interpretations from plays and excerpts. Students are taught the writing process and write in varying modes and for different purposes and audiences throughout the year. Grammar and vocabulary skills are integrated throughout each unit. The fundamentals of formal speech, both to persuade and inform, are also important elements of this world literature course.
English III / Honors III Online (H0140S1PV/H0140S2PV)
This online course incorporates an integrated approach to exploring American literature through numerous literary works, both classic and contemporary, with a focus on identified modes of writing in support of quarterly themes. Students will engage in critical readings, written and spoken responses, and creative and technical projects using print and web 2.0 tools. The following themes provide a framework for curriculum that promotes challenge and accessibility while being relevant: Moral Ambiguity: Good and Evil, Nature: Connections and Conflicts, Justice: Social and Economic, and Expression: Voice and Vision. Students will complete a research paper during the second semester.
English IV Online (H0126S1PV/H0126S2PV)
English IV is a full year, 12th grade thematic online course including four units of study: Morality, Citizenship, Social Justice, and Nature & Environment. These universal themes are intended to engage students in the critical thinking they must practice to become active participants in their communities. The course meets the Common Core State Standards and focuses on American literature, including seminal U.S. political documents, and world literature, including Shakespeare and other important authors. As the culminating high school English course, the primary writing focus is on expository and argumentative writing, including researched arguments, multimedia presentations, and essays in the major patterns of exposition. Grammar and vocabulary are integrated with the reading, writing, speaking, and listening content within each thematic unit in order to ensure instruction of all standards.
Literature, Gothic Online (H0372PV)
From vampires to ghosts, these frightening stories have influenced fiction writers since the 18th century. This online course will focus on the major themes found in Gothic literature and demonstrate how the core writing drivers produce, for the reader, a thrilling psychological environment. Terror versus horror, the influence of the supernatural, and descriptions of the difference between good and evil are just a few of the themes presented. By the time students have completed this course, they will have gained an understanding and an appreciation for the complex nature of dark fiction.
Literature, World Mythology Online (H0436PV)
World Mythology examines the common elements found in myths from a variety of cultures, including the Middle East, Egypt, Africa, Asia, Northern Europe, and the Americas. Students will read ancient texts, plays, epics, poetry, and contemporary literature containing allusions to world myths. Topics of study will include the historical and theoretical basis of myths and archetypes, including creation, heroes, monsters, tricksters, and quests. World Mythology will include extensive reading and discussion, along with creative and analytical writing.
Creative Writing Online (H0240PV)
For many hundreds of years, literature has been one of the most important human art forms. It allows us to give voice to our emotions, create imaginary worlds, express ideas, and escape the confines of material reality. Through creative writing, we can come to understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. This course provides students with a solid grounding in the writing process, from finding inspiration to building a basic story to using complicated literary techniques and creating strange hybrid forms of poetic prose and prose poetry. By the end of this course, students will learn how to discover their creative thoughts and turn those ideas into fully realized pieces of creative writing.