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Timpview High School

Last modified: March 6, 2019

Language Arts

Language Arts 9 (E)

This course meets the Language Arts requirement for 9th grade. Language Arts 9 covers four broad areas from the Common Core State Standards: (1) Reading literature, (2) Reading non-fiction, (3) Writing, and (4) Speaking and listening. Reading instruction focuses on citing textual evidence, determining theme or main idea, analyzing character, determining the meaning of words, plus analyzing text structure and point of view. Writing opportunities emphasize three genres: argument, informative/explanatory and narrative. Students will participate in a variety of discussion formats and present their findings using digital media and speech.

LANGUAGE ARTS 9 HONORS (E)

This yearlong course is designed for 9th grade students who are seeking a more challenging experience and have a strong academic work ethic. Language Arts 9 Honors is the first in a series of classes that will prepare students to earn college credit before they graduate from high school and for the AP exams, which take place during students’ Junior and Senior years. This course covers all the Utah Common Core standards of Language Arts 9 but at an advanced pace.

Language Arts 10 (E)

This course meets the Language Arts requirement for 10th grade. Within the context of world literature, Language Arts 10 covers four broad areas from the Common Core State Standards: (1) Reading literature, (2) Reading non-fiction, (3) Writing, and (4) Speaking and listening. Reading instruction focuses on citing textual evidence, determining theme or main idea, analyzing character, determining the meaning of words, plus analyzing text structure and point of view. Writing opportunities emphasize three genres: argument, informative/explanatory and narrative. Students will participate in a variety of discussion formats and present their findings using digital media and speech.

Language Arts 10 Honors (E)

This course is an accelerated Language Arts class designed for highly motivated, college-bound 10th grade students with an exceptional ability in language arts and critical thinking skills who are committed to continuing on the AP English track. Students will move rapidly through the 10th grade curriculum (see above) and prepare for advanced placement classes. Studies will emphasize classic literature and effective literary analysis.

Language Arts 11 (E)

This course meets the Language Arts requirements for the 11th grade. Within the context of American Literature, Language Arts 11 covers four broad areas from the Common Core State Standards: (1) Reading literature, (2) Reading non-fiction, (3) Writing, and (4) Speaking and listening. Reading instruction focuses on citing textual evidence, determining theme or main idea, analyzing character, determining the meaning of words, plus analyzing text structure and point of view. Writing opportunities emphasize three genres: argument, informative/explanatory and narrative. Students will participate in a variety of discussion formats and present their findings using digital media and speech.

AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE (E, LA)

This rigorous course is for students interested in college-level curriculum and parallels English Composition courses taught at many universities. Students will engage in intensive reading of prose (primarily American) in order to enhance their own writing skills and to examine how writers use language to effectively persuade, educate, and even entertain. This course includes extensive writing in multiple genres with particular emphasis on expository, analytical, and argumentative writing. Successful completion enables students to take the AP English Language Exam for possible college credit.

Language Arts 12 (LA)

This course meets the Language Arts requirement for the 12th grade. Within the context of British Literature, Language Arts 12 covers four broad areas from the Common Core State Standards: (1) Reading literature, (2) Reading non-fiction, (3) Writing, and (4) Speaking and listening. Reading instruction focuses on citing textual evidence, determining theme or main idea, analyzing character, determining the meaning of words, plus analyzing text structure and point of view. Writing opportunities emphasize three genres: argument, informative/explanatory and narrative. Students will participate in a variety of discussion formats and present their findings using digital media and speech.

AP Literature & Composition (E, LA)

This rigorous course is for students interested in college-level curriculum and parallels English Literature courses taught at many colleges. Students will engage in the critical reading of English and world literature and will develop their analysis of these texts through writing. Successful completion enables students to take the AP English Literature exam for possible college credit.

Concurrent Enrollment College Writing 1010 (E, LA)

Concurrent enrollment College Writing focuses on developing critical thinking, reading, and writing skills useful for other college courses. Students will learn the skills necessary to write successfully in college and various genres of real-world writing. The class takes a full year to cover the semester-long college course and is supplemented with necessary material to bring 12th grade students to a college freshman level of writing. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive 3 transferable college credits. The following eligibility requirements must be met prior to enrollment in the course: ACT English and Reading scores of 19+, or UVU qualifying exams; must be a senior; B average in completed English courses; registration to UVU.

Concurrent Enrollment Introduction To Writing 1010 (E, LA)

Concurrent enrollment Introduction to Writing 1010 and Intermediate Writing 2010 is a great way to complete the minimum required writing courses for college. Students complete the requirements for CE Introduction to Writing 1010 in semester one and CE Intermediate to Writing 2010 semester two. Semester one focuses on writing for various audiences and purposes, especially in genres common throughout college. Semester two focuses on the research and long writing process. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive 6 transferable college credits. The following eligibility requirements must be met prior to enrollment in the course: ACT English and Reading scores of 19+, or UVU qualifying exams; must be a senior; B average in completed English courses; registration to UVU. Students must earn a B- or better in CE Introduction to Writing 1010 to stay enrolled in the CE Intermediate to Writing 2010 course second semester.

Concurrent Enrollment Intermediate Writing 2010 (E, LA)

Semester, Grade 12

Prerequisite: Eligibility requirements and acceptance to UVU

Concurrent enrollment Introduction to Writing 1010 and Intermediate Writing 2010 is a great way to complete the minimum required writing courses for college. Students complete the requirements for CE Introduction to Writing 1010 in semester one and CE Intermediate to Writing 2010 semester two. Semester one focuses on writing for various audiences and purposes, especially in genres common throughout college. Semester two focuses on the research and long writing process. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive 6 transferable college credits. The following eligibility requirements must be met prior to enrollment in the course: ACT English and Reading scores of 19+, or UVU qualifying exams; must be a senior; B average in completed English courses; registration to UVU. Students must earn a B- or better in CE Introduction to Writing 1010 to stay enrolled in the CE Intermediate to Writing 2010 course second semester.

Secondary Reading 9 – 12 (LA)

The purpose of Secondary Reading 9-12 is to prepare students for the demands of academic reading both in high school and beyond. Students will learn and practice strategies that have been successfully used by college students to get the most out of their textbooks. Strategies are divided into three categories: what good readers do BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER reading. Secondary Reading 9-12 will benefit all students who want to learn how to be better textbook readers. Students may be placed in the class based on their reading scores and teacher recommendation.

AP Seminar (LA)

AP Seminar is the first of two courses in the AP CapstoneTM program. Following the successful completion of this course, students will enroll in the second course in the program: AP Research. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher in both AP Seminar and AP Research, and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing, will receive the AP Capstone DiplomaTM. This signifies outstanding academic achievement and attainment of college-level academic and research skills. Alternatively, if students earns scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research only, they will receive the AP Seminar and Research CertificateTM.

Note: AP Seminar is only available to students whose school is participating in the AP Capstone program.

Creative Writing 1 (LA)

Creative Writing is a semester-long elective course for students to learn how to cultivate the habits, attitudes, and responsibilities of a creative writer. Students will learn how to create, develop, and refine original forms of descriptive writing. As they read and write, students will become familiar with a variety of genres (such as short stories, poetry, screenplays, and more) and will focus on developing their use of creative writing techniques.

Debate (LA, FA, SS)

This elective course is designed to prepare students to participate in the National Forensic League. Students will learn the art of argument and public speaking through participation in the award winning Timpview High School Debate Team. Students will develop expertise by participating in debate events (Policy, Lincoln Douglas, Public Forum or Student Congress) and multiple individual events (Impromptu Speaking, Original Oratory, Extemporaneous Speaking, Spontaneous Argument, and Humorous and Dramatic Interpretation). Participation at monthly debate tournaments required. The class fee includes transportation, registration, judging, and supplies. To be eligible, you must meet the Utah High School Activities Association eligibility requirements, 2.0 GPA and no more than one failing grade per term.

Journalism (LA)

Students will learn or refine the skills of journalistic writing and/or layout in the production of the school newspaper. The class requires ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Students must be available to work after school and weekends.

Yearbook (FA)

The course is for members of the Timpview yearbook staff and is responsible for the design, publication,photography, and sales of the yearbook under the direction of an advisor and editors. Computerdesktop layout and design is an integral part of this course instruction and use. The advisor selects students on the basis of experience, dedication, dependability, work ethic, GPA, and interest. Specia ltraining sessions will be held. Students must be able to work independently on tasks and meetdeadlines. Being on the yearbook staff is a privilege given to those who are responsible and ready to work. If completed successfully, the real work experience can be used as part of a resume.