Grade 12     Credit: 1
The AP English class is the equivalent of an introductory English class for college freshmen. Students will be reading, analyzing and interpreting imaginative literature – short fiction, novels, plays, poetry – written from the 16th and 21st centuries. Students will develop their skills as readers and critical thinkers through close reading and active discussion of numerous texts. Writing will be an integral part of the course, both in response to literature – informally in journals and formally in analytical essays – and in imaginative pieces in prose and poetry. All students must take the AP English Literature and Composition Exam, given in May.

Prerequisites: 85 average in English 11H and/or recommendation from the 11th grade English teacher.