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Summary: Which is right for you?
College Preparatory/Honors/AP--What's the difference?
English 1,2,3 and 4 all satisfy the CSU A-G requirements. In grades
9-12 both College Preparatory and Honors English are available. College
Prep English lives up to its name: the curriculum prepares
participating students to enter college with a solid foundation in
advanced reading, clear writing, and critical thinking. Honors
and Advanced Placement classes also offer this foundation, but are taught at an accelerated and
demanding pace, emphasizing the rhetorical skills and knowledge of classic literary
works recommended by universities.
CP/Honors: Sample Difference:
| English 1 CP || English 1H|
| Homework 2-3 hours a week || Homework 4-6 Hours a week|
| 2-3 Full Essays a semester|| 4-5 Essays a Semester|
| 300 Pages of Independent Reading every 6 weeks|| 600 Pages of Independent Reading every 6 weeks|
| 3-4 Curricular books per semester|| 4-5 Curricular Books per Semester|
| No Summer Assignment|| Summer Assignment--assigned book and project due first day of |
Advanced Placement: In addition, in 11th grade Advanced Placement English Language and Composition is offered, and in 12th, Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition. An AP class is essentially a college class offered in high school: the work is rigorous and demanding, offering an exciting challenge. Those passing an end-of year examination can earn college credit for their work from participating institutions.
Which is Right for You?
We encourage you to take the most challenging English class possible for you. If you are willing to work hard and give your personal best, you will find support at every level of English coursework. Teacher recommendations and prior grades are often good predictors of success in advanced classes, but finally, success comes from the ganas, or will to succeed, that you bring to the class.