English Department Classes
Each tutor in the English Department holds undergraduate/post-graduate work in English or Education, with a median level of seventeen years’ teaching experience.
Small class sizes allow for instruction tailored to the students’ needs. Students should expect to spend 1-1½ hours of course work per day, four days a week.
While each course covers all areas of English instruction, students have the opportunity to focus on those topics that meet with their personal educational goals. We offer classes that concentrate on the formal writing process, creative writing, grammar, or literature.
All high school courses meet TN state standards for high school graduation.
Below is a suggested order of classes. There is some flexibility to accommodate individual student needs and schedules.
It is recommended that high school students complete two years of English and two years of literature during their four years of English study. English 3 and World Lit will be offered as needed for students who require more individualized instruction.
One Year Adventure Novel is recommended to be an elective credit, rather than an English credit.
Class Focus Level
Classical Writing and Rhetoric Elementary Language Arts 4-6
Elementary Foundations Intro to Composition 5-7
Foundations of Writing 1 Composition 6-8
Foundations of Writing 2 Advanced Composition (Prerequisite: FOW 1) 7-8
English 1 Grammar/Intro to Literature 9-10
English 2 Formal Composition/Elements of Literature 10-11
English 3 - - - - - Advanced English/Composition (Instructor approval required) - - - - - - 12
American Literature Literature 9-12
British Literature Literature 10-12
World Literature Literature 10-12
One Year Adventure Novel Creative Writing (Instructor approval required) 9-12