Welcome to the SHS English Language Arts Department

To complete the four year English requirements, ninth and tenth grade students must pass a five credit English course each year. After passing Grade 10 English, a student must then pass four semesters of English by the end of Grade 12. Students may take a maximum of two English courses a semester to fulfill the Grade 11 and Grade 12 requirements. (Exceptions to this rule are by permission of the Director of English.) A maximum of two writing courses (5 credits) may be used to fulfill English graduation requirements. In Grade 11, all students, except those taking American Studies 558 or English 11 Honors, or the year long American Literature/Writing Workshop or Myth in Modern Literature/Writing Workshop must take two semester courses; one semester must be Writing Workshop and the other a literature course. To be eligible for graduation, students must pass Writing Workshop. In Grade 12 students must be enrolled in at least one English course for each semester.