The CHS English Department is committed to giving students a strong background in all language arts skills:
- 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.
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.
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.
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
interested in media-related or communications-related careers may wish
to explore News Media Production or Literature and Film.