Secondary

Language Arts 8 - Offered every year

This course is designed to help students become dynamic communicators, creative thinkers, and avid readers. Students will continue to develop their grammatical skills and will apply those skills in weekly composition assignments. Literature that inspires, entertains and teaches valuable life lessons will be introduced with the hope that students will learn to love literature and reading in general.

Language Arts 11/12

This course will help students refine their reading, writing and speaking skills in preparation for post-secondary education, the workplace, and life. Students will have opportunities to gain an appreciation of great literature and a love of reading, as well as confidence in their own written and oral communication. In working to sharpen writing skills, students will accelerate their study of vocabulary and usage, and write various types of compositions, both structured and creative.

CREDIT:  1.0

NOTE: This course will be “web-enhanced” or “online”, and in ODD year rotation.

Language Arts 7 - Offered every year
This course is designed to help students become dynamic communicators, creative thinkers, and avid readers. Students will continue to develop their grammatical skills and will apply those skills in weekly composition assignments. Literature that inspires, entertains and teaches valuable life lessons will be introduced with the hope that students will learn to love literature and reading in general.

Journalism (9-12 elective)
This course offers students the opportunity to experience the study of reporting, news writing, and related aspects of journalism. They will learn how to interview, write human-interest stories, cover sports, write editorials, and more. Approved student work will be published in the PACT Pride and Pilot.

Offered every year both semesters.

CREDIT: 0.5 credit

Journalism (9-12 elective)
This course offers students the opportunity to experience the study of reporting, news writing, and related aspects of journalism. They will learn how to interview, write human-interest stories, cover sports, write editorials, and more. Approved student work will be published in the PACT Pride and Pilot.

Offered every year both semesters.

CREDIT: 0.5 credit

Language Arts 9/10 - Offered every year

  • NOTE: This is a required course for 9th and 10th grade students.

This is a broad-based course designed to help students become avid readers, dynamic communicators, and creative thinkers. Literature that inspires, entertains, and teaches valuable life lessons will be introduced with the hope that students will learn to appreciate literature and reading in general. Students will continue to develop grammar skills and apply them in various composition assignments. They will also have several opportunities to practice public speaking skills.
CREDIT: 1.0 credit

Language Arts 11/12 - Offered every year

  • NOTE: This is a required course for 11th and 12th grade students.

This course will help students refine their reading, writing and speaking skills in preparation for post-secondary education, the workplace, and life. Students will have opportunities to gain an appreciation of great literature and a love of reading, as well as confidence in their own written and oral communication. In working to sharpen writing skills, students will accelerate their study of vocabulary and usage, and write various types of compositions, both structured and creative.


CREDIT: 1.0 credit


Creative Writing (9-12 elective) - Next year offered 2019-2020 (3-year rotation)
This elective course is designed to encourage and polish students’ creative abilities. Students will write original poetry, fiction, and drama. In addition to working within literary conventions to produce manuscripts, students will be exposed to exemplary texts by selected authors. Students will learn to critique their own work and the work of others by participating in writing workshops. Students will be introduced to markets for creative writing and will be encouraged to submit some work for publication.

Next year offered 2019-2020 (3-year rotation)
CREDIT: 0.5 credit