English The English Department bases its curriculum on the premise that it is essential to foster all the literacy processes, including reading, writing, listening and speaking. The curriculum is a four-year program in which written and oral communication skills are presented in a developed sequence. Skills introduced freshman year are reinforced and strengthened during the next three years. In addition to language skill, each year’s course addresses a particular aspect of literature.


English 1 (Grade 9)

English 2 (Grade 10)

English 3 or AP Literature & Composition (Grade 11)

RVC Dual Credit English 4 or AP Literature & Composition or AP Language & Composition (Grade 12)


Honors Debate (Grades 10-12)

Creative Writing (Grades 11-12)

Introduction to Journalism (Grades 10-11)

Advanced Journalism (Grades 11-12) 

Journalism Leadership (Grades 11-12) 

Library Internship 1 (Grades 10-12) 

Library Internship 2 (Grades 11-12)

For additional details, including course descriptions, course levels, and pre-requisites, click to view Curriculum Guide: View