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53 High School Course Guide 2020-21 High School Course Descriptions ENGLISH Yearbook - The Bengal Course Code: ELE035/ELE235 State Code: 11104 Schools: BGHS Only Grades: 9-12th Length: Year-long Credit: 1 Course Fee: None Prerequisite: C or better in English, Application required Graduation Requirement: English Course Designation: Be a part of creating the next Award-winning Bengal Yearbook. This is a real-life, team-based work experience. Students must be deadline driven and have attention to detail. Students will interview, write, digitally photograph, design layouts, edit copy, advertise, and sell the yearbook. Students must provide their own transportation and be available after school to attend and record events. Stu- dents will rely on computers and use software for the yearbook production. Basic computer skills are required. Experience in Photoshop and InDesign is helpful. An ap- plication will need to be completed by those who register for this course. Interviews may follow. Applicants will be selected based on attendance, academic record, and dis- cipline record. Yearbook Course Code: ENG086/ENG286 State Code: 10202 Schools: PHS only Grades: 9-12th Length: Year-long Credit: 1 Course Fee: None Prerequisite: Teacher Approval Graduation Requirement: English, Fine Art or Occupational Course Designation: Yearbook is an elective course that gives students market- able experience in desktop, print media publishing. This course works solely toward the production and sales of the PHS Talon. Yearbook class is different from every course taught at this school in that it is a real business maintain- ing an account that must balance-out at the end of the year. Staff members are responsible for in/out of class and after school photography, interviewing, writing, and design. All staff members are expected to complete all parts of the book production. Yearbook covers Common Core State Standards encountered in English, Fine Arts, and Career and Technical Education courses. Students are provided Leadership instruction and opportunity to fill Editor positions. This class counts as English credit for high school graduation requirements, but may not fulfill college entrance requirements. Interested students must apply for acceptance to the yearbook staff. Applicants will be selected based on attendance, academic record, and discipline record. ENGLISH ONLINE COURSES Online English Courses through Battle Ground Online Learning is an opportunity for students to com- plete English classes (English I, English II, English III, English IV). All coursework is online and completed both during a class period at school and/or at home. However, all tests must be taken at school with teacher supervision. Students will be scheduled into a class period during the school day, and attendance will be taken. An online orien- tation and parent permission must be completed by a set date for students forecasting in the spring and prior to the beginning of the semester for other students. English I Course Code: OEN002/202 State Code: 01001 English II Course Code: OEN073/273 State Code: 01002 English III Course Code: OEN052/252 State Code: 01003 English IV Course Code: OEN053/253 State Code: 01004 Online courses for senior-year English Language Arts invite you to explore a diverse collection of texts organized into thematic units. You will engage in literary analysis and inferential evaluation of both classic and contemporary literature. While critically reading fiction, poetry, drama, and expository nonfiction, you will learn comprehension and literary-analysis strategies. Tasks will encourage you to strengthen your oral language skills and produce creative, coherent writing. You will read a range of classic texts including the ancient epic Gilgamesh, William Shakespeare's Hamlet, and Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest. You will study short but complex texts, including essays by Jonathan Swift and Mary Wollstonecraft, and influential speeches by Queen Elizabeth I and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Modern and contemporary texts by Rabindranath Tagore, Seamus Heaney, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Derek Walcott round out the course. CASEE Center for Agriculture, Science, and Environmental Education.

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