ENGLISH 11 CREDIT COURSES
English 11 Regents: 1 Credit, MHS
Students will explore texts from a medley of American authors, as well as, the works of Shakespeare, and a selection of informational texts while drawing connections between relevant themes and universal truths. Students will be exposed to a combination of literature, writing instruction and word study in preparation for the NYS Common Core Regents exam and SAT which are taken this year. Students will refine literacy skills through close reading, engage in the writing process, and conduct research while fine tuning presentation strategies. A culminating authentic assessment gauges student achievement while allowing for more student choice.
AP Language & Composition: 1 Credit, MHS
Advanced Placement Language and Composition is a challenging, enlightening course which, through rigorous academic work, will expose students to a wide array of ideas and writing styles. The literary selections are grouped thematically to enable students to compare ideas and techniques in their oral and written analyses of the works. All students are required to take and pass the mandatory English Common Core Regents examination and the Advanced Placement examination in May. It is recommended that students currently enrolled in English 10 Pre-AP, who wish to take this course, should maintain a minimum grade of B in English. A summer project will be completed by all students scheduled for AP Language & Composition. This course is recommended to students who plan to take AP English Literature & Composition in 12th grade. Failure to complete all course requirements, including participation in all AP exams, will result in the loss of AP course designation on a student’s transcript and AP weighting will NOT be applied.
AP Capstone Seminar: 1 Credit, MHS
This foundational course provides students with opportunities to think critically and creatively, research, explore, pose solutions, develop arguments, collaborate and communicate using various media. Students explore real-world issues through a cross-curricular lens and consider multiple points of view to develop a deep understanding of complex issues as they make connections between these issues and their own lives. This course is aligned with the Common Core State Standards, and upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded AP Credit and are qualified to take the AP Research course. Students who earn scores of three or higher in AP Capstone Seminar, AP Capstone Research, and four other AP courses will be awarded with AP Capstone Diploma from College Board. Failure to complete all course requirements, including participation in all AP exams, will result in the loss of AP course designation on a student’s transcript and AP weighting will NOT be applied.
AP Capstone Research: 1 Credit, MHS
Prerequisite: AP Capstone Seminar.
AP Research allows students to deeply explore an academic topic, problem, or issue of individual interest. Through this exploration, students design, plan, and conduct a year-long mentored, research-based investigation to address a specific question. In this course, students further develop the skills acquired in the AP Seminar course by learning about and understanding research methods; employing ethical research practices; and assessing, and analyzing, and synthesizing information as they address a research question. The course culminates in an academic thesis paper, presentation, performance, or exhibition with an oral defense. Failure to complete all course requirements, including participation in all AP exams, will result in the loss of AP course designation on a student’s transcript and AP weighting will NOT be applied.