AP English Language and Composition

Prerequisite – ELA 2
1153 AP English Composition and Language – 1 Unit
1155 IB – 1 Unit

All English courses address the same general goals. Students will:

  1. Read a variety of texts for understanding, information, and personal enjoyment.
  2. Write effectively for different audiences, purposes, and occasions.
  3. Employ language to communicate effectively.
  4. Speak effectively for a variety of audiences, purposes, and occasions.
  5. Apply skills to become independent learners.

Students may not enroll concurrently in English 9-12 courses. Exceptions to this policy are subject to the building review process; final approval must be granted by the building principal.

Note: Students will be assessed $8.00 for instructional materials which may include print or digital books for annotation. The books may be kept by the students for future use and reference.

The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods. This course is also listed in International Baccalaureate