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The CHS English Department is committed to giving students a strong background in all language arts skills:
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Listening and speaking strategies
  • Written and oral language conventions
All classes meet the California English-Language Content Standards for California Public Schools for Grades 9-12.
Students must be enrolled in an English class every semester until graduation. A total of 40 credits earned are required for graduation, with 30 credits earned in grades 10-12.
Courses are of four basic types: 1) English 9 CORE class;  2) English 20 CORE class;  3) specialized electives concentrating on specific skill or interest areas; and  4) the Junior/Senior Core Curriculum of classes offering a mixed concentration on all language arts skills (oral and written expression, listening and reading experiences). Junior and seniors should be enrolled in the core curriculum.
Although all courses in the English program are of potential value to all students, the courses preceded by a "P" meet college entrance requirements, and therefore are recommended for the college-bound student.
Students interested in media-related or communications-related careers may wish to explore News Media Production or Literature and Film.

Classes OfferedTop of Page

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • Specialized English Electives
  • Intermediate Language Arts Skills
  • Advanced Language Arts Skills

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