The Hero’s Journey: Literature and Composition

This course looks at literature featuring ordinary people who find themselves in circumstances that require extraordinary acts, and examines these acts in relation to the archetypal hero’s journey. Lessons provide historical background on the setting and author (read more)

Literature & Composition II

This course guides students as they continue to develop their writing skills. Student engage in a wide variety of writing assignments, such as compare/contrast essays, archetypal stories, and vignettes. Students read three classic novels, delving into the (read more)

American Literature

Students explore the thoughts and feelings of American men and women who have helped create and articulate the unique heritage of the American people and the rich fabric of the culture. Active reading and critical evaluation is (read more)

World Literature

Students read the works of international authors, both contemporary and historical, and refine grammar and composition skills through numerous writing assignments. In addition to active reading and critical evaluation of literature, students’ writing instincts are further honed (read more)

Women’s Literature

Open to eleventh and twelfth grade, enrolled students only. One semester course. Women’s Literature is focused on works of science fiction, fantasy, and speculative fiction written by women. We will look at the freedom these genres offer (read more)

Word: The Poet’s Voice

This one-semester elective course explores the writing craft needed to produce poems that deserve to be read. Students will study various poetic themes: from nature writing to love poetry; spoken word and environmentally-themed poems, as well as (read more)

AP English Language and Composition

Offered through CTY Online.

While preparing students to take the AP English Language and Composition exam, this course provides training in literary analysis as well as analytical and persuasive writing. In addition to practicing essay test-taking techniques, organization, and time management, (read more)