Our full-year tuition includes 5 full-year courses. Feedback from parents, students, and teachers indicates that this workload achieves a balance of academic rigor while leaving time for outside activities. It is possible to add additional courses for an additional charge, but we strongly encourage students to take no more than five courses. **Note: Our high school English courses do not focus primarily on grammar. Grammar is taught as a review and new concepts added each year, but the main focus of our high school English courses is literature and use of grammar in writing.
English I 2 Sections +
A comprehensive study of the English language requires knowledge of its structure and application. This class includes a review of standard English usage, mechanics, the eight parts of speech, and the five basic sentence patterns, as well as new material that reinforces the student’s understanding of the English language. Thus prepared, students use the writing process to complete assignments that emphasize critical thinking and literary analysis as they survey classics of world literature.
Warriner’s Traditions Third Course Text Wordly Wise, Grade 9, Book 6 The Aeneid by Virgil - Mandelbaum translation Aesop’s Fables The Odyssey by Homer – Fitzgerald translation The Iliad by Homer – Fitzgerald translation Iliad Student Study Guide Odyssey Student Study Guide 9780030990021 9780838804360 9780553210415 9781853261282 9780374525743 9780374529055 9781615383474 9781615383436
English II 2 Sections +
Along with continued review of standard English usage, mechanics, and verbal phrases and clauses, students encounter the works of important American & British authors. The study of writing as a process progresses as students begin to employ the strategies of sentence expansion and reduction, coordination and subordination, and parallelism. Course assignments connected with the study of American & British literature emphasize writing skills, critical thinking, and literary analysis.
Warriner’s Traditions Fourth Course Text Analogies 1 Student Workbook Huck Finn The Scarlet Letter Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet The Old Man and the Sea Murder on the Orient Express Red Badge of Courage 9780030990038 9780838822258 9780143107323 9780553210095 9780451526861 9780684801223 9780062073501 9780553210118
English III 2 Sections +
Beginning with a review of grammar, the advanced concepts of tense sequence, perfect verbals, and adverbial nouns are introduced as students encounter the works of important European authors. The emphasis on writing as a process continues, as writing assignments intensify and include an interview project, analytical essays, a research paper, and literary analysis.
Warriner’s Traditions Fifth Course Text Wordly Wise, Grade 11, Book 8 Hamlet The Screwtape Letters Great Expectations The Great Divorce The Overcoat The Death of Ivan Ilych The Hound of the Baskervilles 9780030990045 9780838804384 9780451526922 9780060652890 9780141439563 9780060652951 9780486270579 9780486278056 9780486282145
English IV 1 Section +
Along with a review of grammar and a survey of literature featuring the works of important authors from around the world, writing strategies such as variety, emphasis, and sentence logic are incorporated for use in executing writing assignments that include a research paper, a memoir, and an exercise in analogy, all in conjunction with continued work in literary analysis.
Warriner’s Traditions Sixth Course Text Analogies 2 Inferno – Dorothy Sayers translation Crime and Punishment Macbeth Surprised by Joy The Gospel of John The Dream of a Ridiculous Man 9780030990052 9780838822272 9780140440065 9780679734505 9780451526779 9780156870115 Any Bible Online Only
**Note: Our high school English courses do not focus primarily on grammar. Grammar is taught as a review and new concepts added each year, but the main focus of our high school English courses is literature and use of grammar in writing.