English Classes

English 7:

This class is for all 7th grade students. In this class, students will improve their reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Some activities include reading novels, writing sentences, paragraphs, and reports, presenting stories, and discovering personality and learning characteristics.

American Literature:

This class is open to 11th & 12th grade students and will focus on American Literature grouped into thematic units. Authors from all cultures and races will be studied along with the traditional American literary canon. In addition to reading, discussing, and writing about assigned selections, students will choose an independent reading/author project to complete. (American Lit or Communications is required for graduation).

Basic English:

The class is open to 11th & 12th grade students and focuses on the development of reading and writing skills. This is a course desinged to provide practical information and practice for the world of work. Students gain practice in applications, resumes, and employment reports and complete a research report on a specific career of choice.


This course, open to 11th & 12th grade students, provides numerous experiences in verbal communication. Students will develop and present individual and group speeches throughout the course. Written reports and communication is also a concentration for this course. This course is recommended for all students who want to feel more confident in communication with people and who want to be more effective in oral and written expression. (Amercian Lit or Communications is required for graduation).

Fiction of the Unknown:

This reading course is open to 11th & 12th grade students and covers the genres of mystery ficiton, horror fiction, and science fiction. A basic introduction to all three types of literature is offered throughout this course. Many short stories and one novel offers the content for this class.

Mostly the Novel:

In this 11th & 12th grade course, students read novels for enjoyment, understanding, and evaluation. Using discussion, as well as creative thinking, problem-solving, and oral reading, the students have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of various novels. This course is recommended for students who are going to college.

Contact: Chad Eichstadt