• ENGLISH

    ENGLISH 9 COURSE #10009
    GRADE: 9 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: NONE
    This Regents level course emphasizes the development of writing and reading skills as the first of three years' preparation for the Regents Comprehensive Examination in English. Writing activities will focus on essay format with special attention to skills required by the NYS Regents exam essay questions. Literature study will cover drama, the novel, short stories, essays and poetry. Students will read full-length works including: Romeo and Juliet, The Outsiders and Homer’s The Odyssey.


    ENGLISH 9 – E (Enriched) COURSE #10009E
    GRADE: 9 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: *see below
    This Regents level course emphasizes the development of writing and reading skills as the first of three years' preparation for the Regents Comprehensive Examination in English. Writing activities will focus on essay format with special attention to skills required by the NYS Regents exam essay questions. Literature study will cover drama, the novel, short stories, essays and poetry. Students will read full-length works including: Romeo and Juliet, The Outsiders and Homer’s The Odyssey.
    *Students who enroll in English 9-Enriched will be expected to do more independent reading and preparation to allow for a deeper discussion of course content and a higher level of engagement with relevant concepts and material. There are a limited number of seats available for this course. Enrollment will be based on grades, teacher recommendation and the completion of summer reading assignments.


    ENGLISH 10 COURSE #10010
    GRADE: 10 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: ENGLISH 9
    In this Regents level course, world literature forms the basis for the study of the short story, the play, the essay, and the novel. Students will frequently do various forms of writing including expressive, narrative, expository and persuasive writing. English 10 reinforces much of what has been covered in English 9 and proceeds to prepare students for English 11 and the English Regents Exam. Greater emphasis is placed on the continued development of critical thinking skills in the context of writing, speech, and reading comprehension. Full-length works will be selected from the following: Of Mice and Men, Lord of the Flies, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


    ENGLISH 10 – E (Enriched) COURSE #10010E
    GRADE: 10 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: *see below
    In this Regents level course, world literature forms the basis for the study of the short story, the play, the essay, and the novel. Students will frequently do various forms of writing including expressive, narrative, expository and persuasive writing. English 10 reinforces much of what has been covered in English 9 and proceeds to prepare students for English 11 and the English Regents Exam. Greater emphasis is placed on the continued development of critical thinking skills in the context of writing, speech, and reading comprehension. Full-length works will be selected from the following: Of Mice and Men, Lord of the Flies, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
    *Students who enroll in English 10-Enriched will be expected to do more independent reading and preparation to allow for a deeper discussion of course content and a higher level of engagement with relevant concepts and material. There are a limited number of seats available for this course. Enrollment will be based on grades, teacher recommendation and the completion of summer reading assignments.


    ENGLISH 11 COURSE #10011
    GRADE: 11 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: ENGLISH 10
    English 11 will provide students with a curriculum rich in reading development, vocabulary, as well as expanding growth in writing for a variety of purposes.  Students will analyze and critique fiction and non-fiction literature independently, read actively and annotate texts, learning to self-monitor comprehension and to apply strategies when needed. Much of what is being covered this year is prescribed by the New York State Education Department. Eleventh grade students are not only preparing to take the ELA Common Core Regents Exam, PSAT, SAT and ACT assessments—they are developing critical reading and writing skills that will allow them to be successful in any capacity following high school graduation.


    ENGLISH 11 (E) COURSE #10011A
    GRADE: 11 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: ENGLISH 10
    This course is intended for students who are recommended by English 10 teachers. Students will cover the same material as English 11 but on a more advanced level. More research and independent projects will be expected of students in this course. Students will be required to complete a summer reading project prior to taking the course.


    ENGLISH 12 COURSE #10012
    GRADE: 12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: ENGLISH 11
    English 12 is designed to give seniors the interpersonal skills required for college and career success. The course will focus on Communication Skills- Writing and Public Speaking, as well as an analysis of societal issues through the lens of literature. As a final requirement, all students will do a research paper using MLA format.


    ENGLISH 12 COURSE #10012N
    NCCC College Credit (Writing 1)
    GRADE: 12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: ENGLISH 11
    English 12- NCCC is designed for seniors to improve their interpersonal skills with a focus on writing at the collegiate level, Students will receive Writing 1 credit from NCCC upon successful completion. The course will focus on communication skills- writing and public speaking, as well as an analysis of societal issues through the lens of literature. This college level course has substantially more independent reading and writing requirements than the traditional English 12 offering. As a final requirement, all students will do a research paper using MLA format. This course will be weighted at 1.07. (NCCC 3 Credit course- students can pay for college credit)


    CREATIVE WRITING COURSE #10014
    GRADE: 11-12 CREDITS: 0.5
    LENGTH: 20 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: NONE
    This course is taken in addition to the required English courses, not in lieu of them. Students who participate in the course for 40 weeks will receive a five-unit sequence in English. Students will work on a variety of writing projects based on their own interests and the particular focus of the semester's study. These will include the novel, short story, poetry, specific themes, personal essays and expository writing. This will serve as excellent additional preparation for college level writing. This elective will be based on teacher availability and student interest.


    VISUAL LITERACY COURSE # 10017
    GRADE: 12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: NONE
    This course introduces students to the basics of film analysis, cinematic formal elements, genre, and narrative structure and helps students develop the skills to recognize, analyze, describe, and enjoy film as a visual art and entertainment form. To understand how films are constructed to make meaning and engage audiences, students will be introduced to the basic “building blocks” and formal elements (narrative, mise-en-scene, cinematography, sound and editing) that make up the film as well as some fundamental principles of analysis, genre, style, performance, and storytelling. The class includes weekly readings, screenings, and short writing assignments.


    MODERN MEDIA COURSE # 10018
    GRADE: 12 CREDITS: 1
    LENGTH: 40 WEEKS PREREQUISITE: NONE
    Modern Media is a year-long workshop in which students improve their communication and technology skills through a variety of digital projects. With a focus on providing tangible services to the students, faculty, and larger Roy-Hart community. Modern Media gives students exposure to creating and presenting multi-media projects in a wide variety of digital mediums. Opportunities exist for students to pursue their own interests. Projects include, but are certainly not limited to, website maintenance, video production, and teaching and supporting faculty with emerging educational technologies. Student application required before enrollment.