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English Language Arts (E, ELA, Sr. ELA)

19th Century British Women Authors - Course #4660 | Credit (E, Sr. ELA) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5 Credits
This semester course, based on Utah English Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed to discuss the works of 19th Century British women. It emphasizes the role of women in literature and history, the cultural and political climate of the day, the advent of the novel as a major change in traditional writings, and the process of understanding rich texts. Students enrolled in this class will participate in reading, writing, and presentations.

Contemporary Young Adult Literature - Course #46602| Credit (E, Sr. ELA) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5 Credits
This course, based on the Utah English Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed for reading, discussing, and exploring young adult literature relative to the issues facing teenagers today. The course will include inquiry projects, peer collaborations and authentic writing opportunities.

Creative Writing 1 - Course #4655 | Credit (E, Sr. ELA) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
This semester course, based on the Utah English Arts (ELA) Core Writing Standards, is designed as an introduction to imaginative writing of personal experiences, character sketches, short fiction, and poetry. It provides students with the opportunity to prepare manuscripts for publication, awards, and scholarships.

Creative Writing 2 - Course #4656 | Credit (E, Sr. ELA) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Creative Writing 1
This course, based on the Utah English Arts (ELA) Core Writing Standards, is designed to emphasize imaginative writing through the study and writing of longer fiction, one-act plays, and poetry. Students will have the opportunity to prepare manuscripts for publication, awards, and scholarships.

Debate 1 - Course #1645 | Credit (E) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
This course, based on the Utah English Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed to introduce students to debate, analysis, reasoning, delivery skills, organization, writing techniques, research, and provides opportunities for impromptu speaking, original oratory, extemporaneous speaking, Lincoln-Douglas debate, and student congress.

Debate 2 - Course #1646 | Credit (E, Sr. ELA) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Debate 1
This course, based on the Utah English Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed to provide an in-depth study of the areas introduced in Debate I. Students will have the opportunity to participate in competitive debate.

English Language and Composition AP - Course #4631 | Credit (ELA) | Grade 11, 12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
English Language and Composition AP is based on the 11-12 Grade Utah English Language Arts Core Standards, as well as College and Career Ready Standards. This is an accelerated course, audited and approved by the College Board, designed to increase students’ close-reading abilities and strengthen analytical and argumentative writing skills. The course emphasizes rhetorical and literary analysis of both fiction and nonfiction texts, as well as instruction in grammar and language usage to prepare students for the AP Language and Composition Exam at an additional fee. Students passing the exam can earn college credit.

English Literature and Composition AP - Course #4630 | Credit (ELA) | Grade 11, 12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
English Literature and Composition AP is based on the 11-12 Grade Utah English Language Arts Core Standards, as well as College and Career Ready Standards. This is an accelerated course, audited and approved by the College Board, designed to increase students’ abilities as skilled readers of literary text and poetry in a variety of genres. Students will critically read literature selections and write analytically about what they have read. The course emphasizes literary analysis of literature (fiction) informational texts (nonfiction) and poetry to prepare students for the AP Literature and Composition exam in the spring. Students passing the exam can earn college credit.

Fantasy and Science Fiction-An Examination of Genre - Course #4661 | Credit (E, Sr. ELA) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5 Credits
This course, based on the Utah English Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed for students who devour science fiction and fantasy in their spare time. The curriculum will include short stories, novels, plays, essays, and information texts. The goals of this course are to use science fiction and fantasy texts to increase reading and comprehension skills, broaden thinking and analysis skills, improve writing skills, and build a community of similar interests.

Humanities - Course #4652 | Credit (E, Sr. ELA) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This course, based on Utah English Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed as an interdisciplinary study (art, music, history, literature, religions, and philosophy) of world cultures. Activities, field trips, and writing assignments are required parts of the course.

Journalism 1 - Course #4640 | Credit (E, Sr. ELA) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5 Credits
This semester course, based on the Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed to teach students about newspaper writing and reading with interviewing, writing, and editing emphasized. Students will produce a class newspaper.

Language Arts 10 - Course #4601 | Credit (ELA) | Grade 10 | 1.0 Credits
This course, based on the 10th Grade Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed for grade-level instruction in reading comprehension, writing, methods of inquiry, and the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication.

Language Arts 10 A - Course #4600 | Credit (ELA) | Grade 10 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This course, based on the10th Grade Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed for students requiring basic instruction with targeted intervention in reading comprehension, writing, methods of inquiry, and the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication.

Language Arts 10 H - Course #4602 | Credit (ELA) | Grade 10 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This course, based on the 10th Grade Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed for students who qualify for more advanced instruction in reading comprehension, writing, methods of inquiry, and the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication.

Language Arts 11 - Course #4611 | Credit (ELA) | Grade 11 | 1.0 Credits
This course, based on the 11th Grade Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed for grade-level instruction in reading comprehension, writing, methods of inquiry, and the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication in, with an emphasis on American literary texts.

Language Arts 11 - Course #4610 | Credit (ELA) | Grade 11 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This course, based on the 11th Grade Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed for students requiring basic instruction in reading comprehension, writing, methods of inquiry, and the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication.

Language Arts 11 H - Course #4612 | Credit (ELA) | Grade 11 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This course, based on the 11th Grade Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed for students who qualify for more advanced instruction in reading comprehension, writing, methods of inquiry, and the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication, with an emphasis on American literary texts. The course also prepares students for college entrance exams (e.g. ACT and SAT).

Language Arts 12 - Course #4621 | Credit (ELA) | Grade 12 | 1.0 Credits
This course, based on the12th Grade Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed for grade-level instruction in reading comprehension, writing, methods of inquiry, and the processes, skills, and strategies for effective communication, with an emphasis on British literary texts.

Language Arts 12 CP - Course #4622 | Credit (ELA) | Grade 12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This course, based on Utah 12th grade English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards and College and Career Ready Standards, is designed for students who plan to attend college. The course stresses reading, vocabulary, writing, and analytical skills necessary for college success. The course content includes an introduction to British literature and experience in research.

Literary Magazine Staff - Course #4657 | Credit (E, Sr. ELA) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Creating Writing 1
This course, based on the Utah English Arts (ELA) Core Writing Standards, is designed to publish the school literary magazine. Students have the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with professional writers.

Literature and Film - Course #4701| Credit (E, Sr. ELA) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This course, based on the Utah English Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed for students to read and analyze literary pieces and then explore how film enhances and/or detracts from the work. It focuses on class discussion and analysis of selected films.

Mythology 1 - Course #4651 | Credit (E, Sr. ELA) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5 Credits
This is a survey course in mythological literature, based on the Utah English Arts (ELA) Core Standards, with plays and myths as the major emphasis. Cultural history, vocabulary building, and writing assignments are related to the course content. A research project is a course requirement.

Mythology 2 - Course #4654 | Credit (E, Sr. ELA) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5 Credits
This survey course in mythological literature, based on the Utah English Language Arts (ELA) Core Standards, expands beyond the myths studied in Mythology I, with myths selected for their cultural significance and modern relevance. While Mythology 1 often focuses primarily on Greek and Roman mythology, this course extends and deepens the study of other world mythologies. Cultural connections, writing, and research continue to be the skill focus of the course.

School Newspaper Staff - Course #4642 | Credit (E, Sr. ELA) | Grade 10-12 | 1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Journalism 1 and/or Instructor approval
This course, based on College and Career Ready Standards, is designed for students to publish the school newspaper and study past and current trends and issues in journalism.

Shakespeare - Course #4650 | Credit (E, Sr. ELA) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This course, based on the Utah English Arts (ELA) Core Standards, is designed as an introduction to reading and studying the plays and sonnets of Shakespeare. The course explores universal themes, character development, literary interpretation, and culture. Students will write argumentative compositions in which they support arguments and refute counter arguments.

Performance Poetry - Course #4653 | Credit (E, Sr. ELA) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5 Credits
This course, based on the Utah English Arts (ELA) Core Speaking, Listening, and Writing Standards, is designed to train students to analyze, create, and present/perform poetry. The course covers the basics of poetry construction and analysis, performance techniques, and vocal inflection with personal coaching and critique from the instructor. Class members may be required to attend, analyze and compete in poetry slam competitions across the state and (if invited) the country.

Professional Reading and Writing - Course #4624 | Credit (E, Sr. ELA) | Grade 11, 12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
This course, based on the Utah English Arts (ELA) Core Speaking/Listening and Writing Standards, is designed to introduce students to technical and professional communication with application to problem solving. Students will identify objectives, analyze audiences, and produce oral and written communication within specialized genres to solve a problem. At all stages of the writing process, students will work in teams to research, plan, draft, edit, review and revise their documents. Ethics, cultural awareness, and civic responsibility will guide research and decision making throughout the course.

Secondary Reading 4699 - Course #4699 | Credit (E) | Grade 10-12 | 0.5/1.0 Credits
Prerequisite: Instructor approval
This course is designed to help struggling readers in high school. This course will implement the Utah Core reading standards for both informational and literary text through a focus on improving reading comprehension, decoding, fluency, annotation, and close reading skills.


LEGEND (Credit)

A = Fine Arts
AAF-M = Applied, Advanced Foundation Math
AAF-S = Applied, Advanced Foundation Science
BS = Biological Science
CS = Chemistry Science
DS = Digital Studies
CTE = Career and Technical Education
E = Electives
ES = Earth Science
F = Financial Literacy
WG = World Geography
HE = Health Education

ILA = Individual Lifetime Activities
ELA = English Language Arts
FL = Fitness for Life
M = Mathematics
PS = Physical Science
PST = Participation Skills & Techniques
Sr. ELA= Senior English Language Arts
S = Foundation/Core Science
WH = World History
USH = US History
USGC = US Government & Citizenship

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