English III AP--The emphasis of this class is preparation for the English Language Composition Exam which is presented by the College Board in May. In addition, students will prepare to take both their final TAKS test in English Language Arts and their SAT tests. There will be an emphasis on traditional American Literature, and students are expected to prepare for class discussions outside of class by completing a vigorous reading schedule outside of class.
English IV AP -- The emphasis of this course is preparation for the English Language Compositon Exam which is presented by the College Board in May. In addition, students will prepare extensively for a college English or writing class by reading a wide variety of literature with an emphasis on British Literature. Students are expected to both read and write outside of class. This course is a continuation of the AP English Language Arts III class. English compositions, essays, and projects will all be presented in content subject matter.
Debate--This is a speech/communications credit course. Students in this class this year will learn the basics of formal debate as well as complete activities for thier speech communications credit for high school graduation. Outside reading and writing for class preparation are expected.
If there is no assigned homework for Debate class, then the homework is to read the newspaper or watch at least 20 minutes of the national news on television.
Debate Binders are required. They should be divided as follows: Three Sections--Critical Thinking, Class Notes, and Evidence