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English 12

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Year long course 1.0 credit
English credit
Grade 12

English 12

General Description

Prerequisite: English 11 or equivalent recommended

The objective of this class is to provide students with skills and techniques necessary for career readiness and college level literature, writing, and discussions. Texts including non fiction, the classics, and the memoir will be read and analyzed.  A number of writing experiences will be done to ensure students strengthen their academic voice as well as sharing multiple learning experiences in public formats. Students will work towards the completion of their High School and Beyond Plan and the Senior Project.


  • High School and Beyond Plan
  • Personal Statement
  • Classical Greek Literature (“The Allegory of the Cave” by Plato and  Oedipus Rex by Sophocles)
  • Exploration of William Shakespeare (The Tragedy of Macbeth)
  • The Senior Project
  • The Memoir/Looking at the Past, Present, and Future  (Tuesdays with Morrie by MItch Albom)

Theory of Action

As an English department, we are committed to ensuring that our students have authentic and rigorous experiences with multiple forms of texts and writing opportunities which will help them be successful inside and outside of the classroom.  It is our ongoing mission to create engaging learning environments that are intentionally planned to motivate students to become insightful thinkers and effective communicators.