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​​​Course: English 9

Students will develop skills in various forms of writing, critical thinking, and analysis of literature, as well as a sound knowledge of English grammar and punctuation. Students are also familiarized with the availability and use of resource material. Tennessee EOC required.

Taught by Mrs. Ames, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Jackson, and Mrs. Skyles


​Course: Honors English 9

This course includes classical literature, plays, poetry, mythology, short stories and novels. Several genres of writing are covered, culminating in the development of a research paper. Grammar is reinforced in the development of writing skills. Students will purchase additional novels and an MLA Handbook. High levels of reading comprehension and critical thinking skills are essential. Tennessee EOC required.

Taught by Mrs. Jackson


Course: English 10

This course builds upon the foundation of skills in grammar, vocabulary, composition, and appreciation of literature with attention to remediation as needed. The writing of various types of paragraphs and short themes will be emphasized. A research paper will be required. Tennessee EOC required.

Taught by Mrs. Freeman and Mr. Potter


​Course: Honors English 10

Focus is placed on both literature and composition. Types of literature include novels, Greek and Shakespearean drama, essays of nonfiction, poetry, and short stories. A five-source research paper and several smaller papers will be required. Tennessee EOC required.

Taught by Mrs. Freeman and Mr. Potter


Course: English 11

English 11 builds upon the foundation of skills in grammar, vocabulary, composition and literature. This course offers a chronological study of American literature representing the works of American authors ranging in time from colonial days to the modern period. Practice in the practical use of communication skills will be emphasized along with practice in using the principles of the writing process for the TCAP Writing Assessment. A research paper will be required. Summer reading will be tested. Tennessee EOC required.

Taught by Mrs. Hartline and Mrs. Skyles


Course: English 12

This course emphasizes basic communication skills. The student is encouraged to read with understanding, write well-organized compositions, and develop an adequate vocabulary. A research paper is required. Tennessee EOC required.

Taught by Mr. Fuller


Course: A.P. English 12

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Taught by Mr. Sneed

Course: D.E. Comp 1

Composition I introduces the fundamentals of written discourse, focusing on the development of writing skills applied to different purposes. This course meets the four learning outcomes of the General Education curriculum’s Communication requirement. The purpose of the Communications requirement is to prepare students to communicate information, thoughts, and viewpoints through oral and written forms of expression.The course demands that students use rhetoric, grammar, and logic; gather information; and develop organization, a unique voice, and style to compose effective prose.

Taught by Mr. McCall and Mr. Crosslin



​Course: Yearbook

This is a course designed to cover all the phases of yearbook journalism, giving students competency in yearbook planning, layout design, copy preparation, sales management, advertising, copy editing, and uses of style and graphics. This course is not a substitute for English.

Taught by Mrs. Hartline


​Course: Student Council

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Taught by Mr. Sneed


Course: SDS-Speech

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Taught by Mr. Sneed
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