Santa Barbara Unified School District

English Courses

Grade: 9; La Cuesta Continuation High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

Students should enter this course with a foundation in fiction, drama, poetry, mythology, and nonfiction. This course will provide them with the opportunity to build on that foundation. They will engage in in-depth analysis of more complex literature, view that literature from its historical perspective, and connect it to other arts. They will write literary analyses, logical arguments, informational/explanatory texts, narratives, and focused research projects. These writing tasks will be both formal and informal. Additionally, they will engage in speaking and listening activities that use and incorporate media and technology. As a result of the reading, writing, speaking, and listening students will do in this course, they will grow their vocabulary and their understanding of how to communicate effectively by making skillful choices when expressing themselves with language.

To become critical consumers of text, students will be exposed to increasingly more complex texts to which they apply those skills. The content is both rigorous and relevant and includes high-quality contemporary works as well as the classics of literature.
This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: English I P 093710

Grades: 10-12; La Cuesta Continuation High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

English II students will study literature that spans centuries, continents, and genres. Each of the four thematically-integrated units encourages close study of this literature and its context. Students will gain valuable cultural insight as they read and write about works depicting the social, personal, religious, and political struggles and triumphs faced by people all over the world and all through history. Students will continue to build their literacy skills by engaging in focused reading, composition, speaking and listening activities, vocabulary study, and research. By the end of the course, students will have gained a broader perspective and will be well-prepared to apply that perspective to the study of American Literature in English III.

To become critical consumers of text, students will be exposed to increasingly more complex texts to which they apply those skills. The content includes classic myths and stories from around the world, America’s founding documents, foundational American literature, and Shakespeare.
This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: English II P 093711

Grade: 11; Alta Vista Alternative High School

English III is a survey of American Literature and literary culture from its inception through the twentieth century. Students will explore the major literary forms, themes, authors, and periods of American Literature. They will understand how this literature represents the experiences of people native to America, those who immigrated to America, and those who were brought to America against their will. Emphasis is placed on a rhetorical analysis of the literature to determine how authors achieve a particular purpose or effect. Through focused readings, composition, speaking and listening activities, vocabulary study and research, students will continue to build the literacy skills they need to meet the challenges of high school and beyond.

To become critical consumers of text, students will be exposed to increasingly more complex texts to which they apply those skills. In English language arts, that critical content is both rigorous and relevant and includes high-quality contemporary works as well as the classics of literature. In English language arts, that content includes classic myths and stories from around the world, America’s founding documents, foundational American literature, and Shakespeare.
This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: English III P 093712

Grade: 12; Alta Vista Alternative High School

By English IV, students have repeatedly peered through the window to humanity that literature has opened for them. Through it, they have gained valuable perspective on their world, past and present. Close-textual interaction with literature should have heightened appreciation for those texts, improved critical and analytical skills in reading and writing, enhanced speaking and listening abilities, and enriched students' academic and personal vocabulary. This course is organizaed chronologically, so students can see the influences on and evolution of the ideas and forms. Writing, research, and speaking assignments will continue to focus on formulating and expressing ideas and arguments about the readings. Particular emphasis is placed on gaining critical perspective on the relationship between content and form and on synthesizing ideas into clear and concise prose and presentations.

To become critical consumers of text, students will be exposed to increasingly more complex texts to which they apply those skills. In English language arts, that critical content is both rigorous and relevant and includes high-quality contemporary works as well as the classics of literature. In English language arts, that content includes classic myths and stories from around the world, America’s founding documents, foundational American literature, and Shakespeare.
This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: English IV P 093713

Grade: 12

A Senior English class that will provide an overview of literature and critical essays as the basis for inquiry of the role the humanities play in an increasingly technological world. Groundbreaking work in literary studies is being done through technology while simultaneously, the world of computer engineering thrives on the creativity and adaptability taught in literature departments. Using Computer Science and engineering as a launch pad for themes and ideas, the class will engage students in asking the fundamental questions for why is technology important and to what role does morality play in the creation of new technologies. The year will culminate in an in-depth research project that includes an oral presentation to a panel of experts that explores a problem-solution analysis of a real world problem.

Transcript title and course number: CS English P 023095

Grade: 7; La Cumbre Junior High School

This course is a blend of English Language Arts in conjunction with Social Studies in a two period block. Students will work towards mastery of seventh grade Common Core English Language Arts content standards as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. A variety of literary works from various genres, including informational texts, non-fiction, essays, short stories, poetry, and novels will be studied. Along with reading, students will complete a variety of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Study of grammatical concepts and proper usage is taught in the context of the writing process. Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum via multimedia presentations, typed essays, online assignments, research and assessments. Student research and reports will include 7th grade social studies standards, the social, political, economic, cultural, and religious changes that occurred throughout the world during the period between 27 B.C.E. and 1789 C.E.. After learning about the ancient world, students will study the history and geography of the great civilizations of Europe, The Middle East, China, Japan, Africa, as well as the American empires of the Maya, Aztec and Inca. Students will develop basic geographic literacy, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. In addition to studying, students will experience hands-on learning as they engage in simulation activities, debate, role-play, and work cooperatively.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: Core 7 H 888675

Grade: 7; La Cumbre Junior High School

This course is a blend of English Language Arts in conjunction with Social Studies in a two period block. Students will work towards mastery of seventh grade Common Core English Language Arts content standards as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. A variety of literary works from various genres, including informational texts, non-fiction, essays, short stories, poetry, and novels will be studied. Along with reading, students will complete a variety of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Study of grammatical concepts and proper usage is taught in the context of the writing process. Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum via multimedia presentations, typed essays, online assignments, research and assessments. Student research and reports will include 7th grade social studies standards, the social, political, economic, cultural, and religious changes that occurred throughout the world during the period between 27 B.C.E. and 1789 C.E.. After learning about the ancient world, students will study the history and geography of the great civilizations of Europe, The Middle East, China, Japan, Africa, as well as the American empires of the Maya, Aztec and Inca. Students will develop basic geographic literacy, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. In addition to studying, students will experience hands-on learning as they engage in simulation activities, debate, role-play, and work cooperatively. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Core 7 P 888670

Grade: 7

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Transcript title and course number: Core 7 PL H 888674

Grade: 7

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Transcript title and course number: Core 7 PL P 888660

Grade: 8; La Cumbre Junior High School

This course is a blend of English Language Arts in conjunction with Social Studies in a two period block. Students will work towards mastery of 8th grade Common Core English Language Arts content standards as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. A variety of literary works from various genres, including informational texts, non-fiction, essays, short stories, poetry, and novels will be studied. Along with reading, students will complete a variety of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Study of grammatical concepts and proper usage is taught in the context of the writing process. Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum via multimedia presentations, typed essays, online assignments, research and assessments. Student research and reports will include 8th grade social studies standards, which follows the development of the United States political system by tracing the growth of its governmental institutions, historical problems, conflicts, and current issues. Student will begin with an overview of American history from the arrival of the first Americans to the end of the Revolutionary War, including an in depth study of the American Constitution, Manifest Destiny, Slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the rise of Industrialism, and Progressivism. Students will develop basic geographic literacy, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. In addition to studying, students will experience hands-on learning as they engage in simulation activities, debate, role-play, and work cooperatively. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on the contributions of many minority groups, which make up the American people.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: Core 8 H 888683

Grade: 8; La Cumbre Junior High School

This course is a blend of English Language Arts in conjunction with Social Studies in a two period block. Students will work towards mastery of 8th grade Common Core English Language Arts content standards as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. A variety of literary works from various genres, including informational texts, non-fiction, essays, short stories, poetry, and novels will be studied. Along with reading, students will complete a variety of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Study of grammatical concepts and proper usage is taught in the context of the writing process. Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum via multimedia presentations, typed essays, online assignments, research and assessments. Student research and reports will include 8th grade social studies standards, which follows the development of the United States political system by tracing the growth of its governmental institutions, historical problems, conflicts, and current issues. Student will begin with an overview of American history from the arrival of the first Americans to the end of the Revolutionary War, including an in depth study of the American Constitution, Manifest Destiny, Slavery, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the rise of Industrialism, and Progressivism. Students will develop basic geographic literacy, with an emphasis on understanding cause and effect relationships, trends, and repetitive themes in history. In addition to studying, students will experience hands-on learning as they engage in simulation activities, debate, role-play, and work cooperatively. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on the contributions of many minority groups, which make up the American people. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Core 8 P 888681

Grade: 7; La Cumbre Junior High School

This two period English Language Arts course is part of the Core Knowledge learning community taught in conjunction with Core Knowledge Soc St 7 in a three period block. Core Knowledge is a blended curriculum of foundational knowledge in language arts, literature, history, music, geography, and the visual arts. This additional curriculum serves to increase students’ cultural and literary proficiency. Students will work toward mastery of 7th grade content standards as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. In addition to reading a variety of literary works, informational texts, essays, short stories, poetry, and novels from the national Core Knowledge curriculum, students will complete an assortment of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum via multimedia presentations, typed essays, online assignments, research and assessments. The additional class period allows for instruction of this enhanced curriculum, in-depth exploration of topics in both fiction and non-fiction texts, project-based learning, collaborative reading and writing activities, as well as time for social skill development. Core Knowledge community-building activities provide students the opportunity to learn and develop public speaking, etiquette, ballroom dance and intrapersonal skills. Students are exposed to high school level literary works and topics as well as Greek and Latin roots, and foreign phrases.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: CoreKnowl 7 H 888530

Grade: 7; La Cumbre Junior High School

This two period English Language Arts course is part of the Core Knowledge learning community taught in conjunction with Core Knowledge Soc St 7 in a three period block. Core Knowledge is a blended curriculum of foundational knowledge in language arts, literature, history, music, geography, and the visual arts. This additional curriculum serves to increase students’ cultural and literary proficiency. Students will work toward mastery of 7th grade content standards as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. In addition to reading a variety of literary works, informational texts, essays, short stories, poetry, and novels from the national Core Knowledge curriculum, students will complete an assortment of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum via multimedia presentations, typed essays, online assignments, research and assessments. The additional class period allows for instruction of this enhanced curriculum, in-depth exploration of topics in both fiction and non-fiction texts, project-based learning, collaborative reading and writing activities, as well as time for social skill development. Core Knowledge community-building activities provide students the opportunity to learn and develop public speaking, etiquette, ballroom dance and intrapersonal skills. Students are exposed to high school level literary works and topics as well as Greek and Latin roots, and foreign phrases. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: CoreKnowl 7 P 888532

Grade: 8; La Cumbre Junior High School

This two period English Language Arts course is part of the Core Knowledge learning community taught in conjunction with Core Knowledge Soc St 8 in a three period block. Core Knowledge is a blended curriculum of foundational knowledge in language arts, literature, history, music, geography, and the visual arts. This additional curriculum serves to increase students’ cultural and literary proficiency as well as prepare them for the rigorous academics of high school and college. Students will work toward mastery of 8th grade content standards as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. In addition to reading a variety of literary works, informational texts, essays, short stories, poetry, and novels from the national Core Knowledge curriculum, students will complete an assortment of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum via multimedia presentations, typed essays, online assignments, research and assessments. The additional class period allows for instruction of this enhanced curriculum, in-depth exploration of topics in both fiction and non-fiction texts, project-based learning, collaborative reading and writing activities, as well as time for social skill development. Core Knowledge community-building activities provide students the opportunity to learn and develop public speaking, etiquette, ballroom dance and intrapersonal skills. Students are exposed to high school level literary works and topics as well as Greek and Latin roots, and foreign phrases.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: CoreKnowl 8 H 888540

Grade: 8; La Cumbre Junior High School

This two period English Language Arts course is part of the Core Knowledge learning community taught in conjunction with Core Knowledge Soc St 8 in a three period block. Core Knowledge is a blended curriculum of foundational knowledge in language arts, literature, history, music, geography, and the visual arts. This additional curriculum serves to increase students’ cultural and literary proficiency as well as prepare them for the rigorous academics of high school and college. Students will work toward mastery of 8th grade content standards as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. In addition to reading a variety of literary works, informational texts, essays, short stories, poetry, and novels from the national Core Knowledge curriculum, students will complete an assortment of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Technology is utilized throughout the curriculum via multimedia presentations, typed essays, online assignments, research and assessments. The additional class period allows for instruction of this enhanced curriculum, in-depth exploration of topics in both fiction and non-fiction texts, project-based learning, collaborative reading and writing activities, as well as time for social skill development. Core Knowledge community-building activities provide students the opportunity to learn and develop public speaking, etiquette, ballroom dance and intrapersonal skills. Students are exposed to high school level literary works and topics as well as Greek and Latin roots, and foreign phrases. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: CoreKnowl 8 P 888542

Grades: 11-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Practice in expository composition based on critical reading of short works and one book-length work. Develop skills in writing effectively, reading carefully, and thinking clearly.

Transcript title and course number: ENG 110 SBCC 023080

Grade: 12; San Marcos High School; Dos Pueblos High School

(Critical Thinking and Composition through Literature.) Study of critical thinking and composition, combined with instruction in literature. Class emphasizes understanding and writing about literature, using principles of logical analysis, criticism, advocacy of ideas, inductive and deductive reasoning. Students examine assumptions upon which conclusions are based and recognize common logical errors of language and thought. Instruction in methods of research and advanced elements of style and organization. Through instruction in critical thinking skills and application of logical methodology to the literary works of various genres, students achieve a disciplined command of reading, thinking, and writing.

Transcript title and course number: ENG 111 SBCC 023100

Grade: 10; San Marcos High School

This course provides a standards-aligned survey curriculum for college-bound students. Students will work on improving their skills in language arts, and have considerable opportunities to practice and develop their skills in reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking. Students will also be faced with a rigorous series of expository writing modules, modules based on California State University recommendations. Students will engage in a survey of World Literature and be faced with a considerable amount of writing tasks in a variety of formats. The course is designed to examine individual tendencies in leadership and to further develop leadership skills in each student. The theme of leadership will be explored in various historical and fictional world leaders, and, through this exploration, students will attempt the answer the question of what makes an effective leader. To track this, we will be completing several assignments to include in your Leadership Thesis Project.

Transcript title and course number: Eng 10 AAPLE H 020730

Grade: 10; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

English 10 is a class required of all 10th grade students. This course focuses on the study of rhetoric (as students work on improving their written skills) and the study of literature (as students read short stories, fiction, poetry, and drama). A college/career unit is also included.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: English 10 H 020620

Grade: 10; Santa Barbara High School

English 10 is a class required of all 10th grade students. This course focuses on the study of rhetoric (as students work on improving their written skills) and the study of literature (as students read short stories, fiction, poetry, and drama). A college/career unit is also included. Students taking English 10 MAD must be current MAD students. English 10 MAD is also linked with World History MAD thematically, through project-based curricula.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: Eng 10 MAD H 020536

Grade: 10; Santa Barbara High School

English 10 is a class required of all 10th grade students. This course focuses on the study of rhetoric (as students work on improving their written skills) and the study of literature (as students read short stories, fiction, poetry, and drama). A college/career unit is also included. Students taking English 10 MAD must be current MAD students. English 10 MAD is also linked with World History MAD thematically, through project-based currriculua. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Eng 10 MAD P 020540

Grade: 10; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School; La Cuesta Continuation High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

English 10 is a class required of all 10th grade students. This course focuses on the study of rhetoric (as students work on improving their written skills) and the study of literature (as students read short stories, fiction, poetry, and drama). A college/career unit is also included. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: English 10 P 020510

Grade: 10; Santa Barbara High School

English 10 is a class required of all 10th grade students. This course focuses on the study of rhetoric (as students work on improving their written skills) and the study of literature (as students read short stories, fiction, poetry, and drama). A college/career unit is also included. Required texts include: HOLT Literature and Language Arts, additional reading will be chosen by the individual site. Students wishing to take this course must be enrolled in the VADA. In addition to all material presented in these classes, VADA English 10 is linked with a VADA World History course, thematically and historically, sharing project-driven, collaborative projects in which art serves as a catalyst.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: Eng 10 VADA H 020525

Grade: 10; Santa Barbara High School

English 10 is a class required of all 10th grade students. This course focuses on the study of rhetoric (as students work on improving their written skills) and the study of literature (as students read short stories, fiction, poetry, and drama). A college/career unit is also included. Required texts include: HOLT Literature and Language Arts, additional reading will be chosen by the individual site. Students wishing to take this course must be enrolled in the VADA. In addition to all material presented in these classes, VADA English 10 is linked with a VADA World History course, thematically and historically, sharing project-driven, collaborative projects in which art serves as a catalyst. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Eng 10 VADA P 020530

Grade: 11; Santa Barbara High School

English 11 is a class for 11th grade students. The emphasis of the course is preparation for college-level reading and writing. The course curriculum emphasizes deep reading strategies of non-fiction texts, and writing strategies that will prepare students for success on college placement exams and college- level academic work. There is also a research component. The course will culminate with all students taking the CSU Early Assessment Program examination; this is a mechanism that will assess whether students have achieved college-ready status. If students demonstrate college-ready ability on the EAP exam, they are encouraged to consider enrolling in a college credit- earning course (AP, IB, or SBCC ENG 110 dual enrollment course) as a 12th grade student. Students wishing to take this course, must also be part of the MAD Academy. MAD English 11 is linked with MAD United States History thematically and historically, sharing a project-driven curriculum. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: English 11 MAD P 020868

Grade: 11; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School; La Cuesta Continuation High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

English 11 is a class for 11th grade students. The emphasis of the course is preparation for college-level reading and writing. The course curriculum emphasizes deep reading strategies of non-fiction texts, and writing strategies that will prepare students for success on college placement exams and college- level academic work. There is also a research component. The course will culminate with all students taking the CSU Early Assessment Program examination; this is a mechanism that will assess whether students have achieved college-ready status. If students demonstrate college-ready ability on the EAP exam, they are encouraged to consider enrolling in a college credit- earning course (AP, IB, or SBCC ENG 110 dual enrollment course) as a 12th grade student. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: English 11 P 020840

Grade: 11; Santa Barbara High School

English 11 is a class for 11th grade students. The emphasis of the course is preparation for college-level reading and writing. The course curriculum emphasizes deep reading strategies of non-fiction texts, and writing strategies that will prepare students for success on college placement exams and college- level academic work. There is also a research component. The course will culminate with all students taking the CSU Early Assessment Program examination; this is a mechanism that will assess whether students have achieved college-ready status. If students demonstrate college-ready ability on the EAP exam, they are encouraged to consider enrolling in a college credit- earning course (AP, IB, or SBCC ENG 110 dual enrollment course) as a 12th grade student. In addition, students enrolled in this course must be part of VADA. In addition to all material presented in these classes, VADA American Literature is linked with American History, thematically and historically, sharing a project-driven curriculum. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: English 11 VADA P 020866

Grade: 12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School; La Cuesta Continuation High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

English 12 is a class for 12th grade students. The course is designed to prepare students to enter college English at grade level, without remediation. The curriculum includes materials developed by the California State University system, and emphasizes expository reading and writing. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: English 12 P 020880

Grade: 7; La Colina Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

In this course, students will work towards mastery of the Common Core English Language Arts content standards in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. Students study a variety of literary works from various genres, including non-fiction and informational texts, poetry, essays, plays, short stories, and novels. In conjunction with the reading, students complete a variety of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, multi draft essays, and timed essays, as well as personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Study of grammatical concepts and proper usage is taught in the context of the writing process. The integration of technology into the curriculum continues with some online assignments and assessments, typed essays, multimedia presentations, and online research. Common Core State Standards: RL 7.1-9; RI 7.1-9; W 7.1-9; SL 7.1-6; L 7.1-6

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: Eng/Read 7 H 827110

Grade: 7; La Colina Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

In this course, students will work towards mastery of the Common Core English Language Arts content standards in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of all students. Students study a variety of literary works from various genres, including non-fiction and informational texts, poetry, essays, plays, short stories, and novels. In conjunction with the reading, students complete a variety of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, multi draft essays, and timed essays, as well as personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Study of grammatical concepts and proper usage is taught in the context of the writing process. The integration of technology into the curriculum continues with some online assignments and assessments, typed essays, multimedia presentations, and online research. Common Core State Standards: RL 7.1-9; RI 7.1-9; W 7.1-9; SL 7.1-6; L 7.1-6 This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Eng/Read 7 P 827210

Grade: 8; La Colina Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

In this course, students will work towards mastery of the Common Core English Language Arts content standards in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of Honors level students. Students study a variety of literary works from various genres, including non-fiction and informational texts, poetry, essays, plays, short stories, and novels. In conjunction with the reading, students complete a variety of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, multi draft essays, and timed essays, as well as personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Study of grammatical concepts and proper usage is taught in the context of the writing process. The integration of technology into the curriculum continues with some online assignments and assessments, typed essays, multimedia presentations, and online research. Common Core State Standards: RL 8.1-9; RI 8.1-9; W 8.1-9; SL 8.1-6; L 8.1-6

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: Eng/Read 8 H 828160

Grade: 8; La Colina Junior High School; Santa Barbara Junior High School; Goleta Valley Junior High School

In this course, students will work towards mastery of the Common Core English Language Arts content standards in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills as they interact with a rigorous and relevant curriculum that is differentiated for the particular needs and challenges of Honors level students. Students study a variety of literary works from various genres, including non-fiction and informational texts, poetry, essays, plays, short stories, and novels. In conjunction with the reading, students complete a variety of writing assignments including multi-paragraph essays, multi draft essays, and timed essays, as well as personal responses, journal entries, and poetry. Study of grammatical concepts and proper usage is taught in the context of the writing process. The integration of technology into the curriculum continues with some online assignments and assessments, typed essays, multimedia presentations, and online research. Common Core State Standards: RL 8.1-9; RI 8.1-9; W 8.1-9; SL 8.1-6; L 8.1-6 This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Eng/Read 8 P 828260

Grade: 9; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

English 9 is a required course for all freshmen students. English 9 is a comprehensive survey of the genres of poetry, drama, the short story, the novel, and non-fiction with frequent and rigorous analysis and written responses aligned with Common Core State Standards. Listening and speaking skills will be developed through the oral presentations, technology units, and group activities.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: English 9 H 022655

Grade: 9; San Marcos High School

English 9 AAPLE is a survey of the literary genres of poetry, drama, the short story, the novel, and nonfiction. Particular emphasis will be given to improving students' skills in expository writing and the rudiments of literary analysis. This course includes all the elements of English 9, but offers greater enrichment through additional reading of challenging literature (both fiction and nonfiction) and more frequent and rigorous literary analysis. In aligning with the new state standards, students will develop skills necessary for succeeding in college and career. Students will experience relevant, yet rigorous material that will enhance his or her capacity for creating and synthesizing information. Students will work over the course of their four-year cohort classes to create a cohesive leadership thesis project. In their first year, students will begin to explore the elements and characteristics that make up a leader. They will also discover and interpret characteristics that enhance their self-awareness and understanding of responsibility as a leader. Throughout the course, students will participate in outside classroom enrichment activities. Students will be expected to respect and honor the activity (be it a play, museum etc.,) with their behavior. As leaders, students will involve themselves in service in the campus and community.

Transcript title and course number: Eng 9 AAPLE H 022670

Grade: 9; Santa Barbara High School

English 9 is a required course for all freshmen students. English 9 is a comprehensive survey of the genres of poetry, drama, the short story, the novel, and non-fiction with frequent and rigorous analysis and written responses aligned with Common Core State Standards. Listening and speaking skills will be developed through the oral presentations, technology units, and group activities. MAD English 9 is linked with MAD thematically, sharing a project-driven curriculum.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: English9 MAD H 020535

Grade: 9; Santa Barbara High School

English 9 is a required course for all freshmen students. English 9 is a comprehensive survey of the genres of poetry, drama, the short story, the novel, and non-fiction with frequent and rigorous analysis and written responses aligned with Common Core State Standards. Listening and speaking skills will be developed through the oral presentations, technology units, and group activities. MAD English 9 is linked with MAD thematically, sharing a project-driven curriculum. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: English9 MAD P 020544

Grade: 9; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School; La Cuesta Continuation High School; Alta Vista Alternative High School

English 9 is a required course for all freshmen students. English 9 is a comprehensive survey of the genres of poetry, drama, the short story, the novel, and non-fiction with frequent and rigorous analysis and written responses aligned with Common Core State Standards. Listening and speaking skills will be developed through the oral presentations, technology units, and group activities. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: English 9 P 022650

Grade: 9; Santa Barbara High School

In addition to all material presented in these classes, VADA English 9 (P) and English 9 (H) are linked with Pre-VADA Freehand Drawing, sharing project-driven, collaborative projects in which art serves as a catalyst.

This honors course is designed to provide students with more rigorous content that covers the same standards as the equivalent college preparatory course. Students will explore the content with degrees of depth and complexity that will provide broad preparation for college-level coursework, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, SBCC Dual Enrollment and post-secondary coursework. This course will not necessarily require a greater volume of work to achieve success, but will provide an experience that is more challenging than the college preparatory equivalent.

Transcript title and course number: English9 VADA H 020505

Grade: 9; Santa Barbara High School

In addition to all material presented in these classes, VADA English 9 (P) and English 9 (H) are linked with Pre-VADA Freehand Drawing, sharing project-driven, collaborative projects in which art serves as a catalyst. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: English9 VADA P 020500

Grade: 10

Double period/four terms of English serve to transition students from the Read 180 program to success in college prep English. The curriculum is a combination of Read 180 strategies and resources and the district-adopted ninth grade Holt textbook. Students who are successful continue the following year in their grade level English class: English 9 P, English 10 P or English 11 P. Students receive one period of English credit plus one period of elective credit.

Transcript title and course number: English10 IntnsElec 022591

Grades: 11-12; San Marcos High School

An AP course in English Language and Composition engages students in becoming skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts, and in becoming skilled writers who compose for a variety of purposes. Both their writing and their reading should make students aware of the interactions among a writer's purposes, audience expectations, and subjects, as well as the way genre conventions and the resources of language contribute to effectiveness in writing. In addition, AAPLE students will continue their personal and academic quests to refine their definition of leadership, expand their knowledge of both World and American leaders, and apply those characteristics to themselves. AAPLE students will continue to develop and lead their service projects to help benefit our community.

Transcript title and course number: Eng Lang AP APL 023068

Grades: 11-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

AP Language and Composition is a course that can be taken in the place of English 11. This is a stimulating college-level class that involves the highest degree of commitment. The class engages students in becoming skilled readers of nonfiction prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts, and nurtures writing that demonstrates sufficient complexity and confidence to communicate with mature readers in subsequent college courses, as well as their professional and personal lives. Primary and secondary sources will be read carefully and an importance will be placed on synthesis of these sources into students writing; special emphasis will be given to the inclusion of research and accepted research protocols in student writing. This class culminates with the AP Language examination given by the College Board in May. Colleges and universities may give course credit for scores of 3, 4, and 5 on the AP exam.

Transcript title and course number: English Lang AP 023050

Grades: 11-12; Santa Barbara High School

AP Language and Composition is a course that can be taken in the place of English 11. This is a stimulating college-level class that involves the highest degree of commitment. The class engages students in becoming skilled readers of nonfiction prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts, and nurtures writing that demonstrates sufficient complexity and confidence to communicate with mature readers in subsequent college courses, as well as their professional and personal lives. Primary and secondary sources will be read carefully and an importance will be placed on synthesis of these sources into students writing; special emphasis will be given to the inclusion of research and accepted research protocols in student writing. This class culminates with the AP Language examination given by the College Board in May. Colleges and universities may give course credit for scores of 3, 4, and 5 on the AP exam. Language and Composition MAD AP is taken concurrently with US History MAD AP and linked thematically, sharing a project-based curriculum.

Transcript title and course number: English Lang MAD AP 023055

Grades: 11-12; Santa Barbara High School

AP Language and Composition is a course that can be taken in the place of English 11. This is a stimulating college-level class that involves the highest degree of commitment. The class engages students in becoming skilled readers of nonfiction prose written in a variety of periods, disciplines, and rhetorical contexts, and nurtures writing that demonstrates sufficient complexity and confidence to communicate with mature readers in subsequent college courses, as well as their professional and personal lives. Primary and secondary sources will be read carefully and an importance will be placed on synthesis of these sources into students writing; special emphasis will be given to the inclusion of research and accepted research protocols in student writing. This class culminates with the AP Language examination given by the College Board in May. Colleges and universities may give course credit for scores of 3, 4, and 5 on the AP exam. n addition to all material presented in these classes, VADA American Literature is linked with American History, thematically and historically, sharing a project-driven curriculum.

Transcript title and course number: Eng LangVADA AP 023057

Grade: 12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

AP English Literature and Composition is an introduction to the college-level study of literature. The close reading of challenging and rewarding texts will be stressed, with a focus on the four main forms of canonical fiction: short story, poetry, prose novel, and drama. Students will improve their timed-writing skills, as well as produce traditional multi-draft essays. The course will prepare students to take the AP English Literature examination, given in May. Colleges and universities may give course credit for scores of 3, 4, and 5 on the AP exam.

Transcript title and course number: English Lit AP 023070

Grade: 12; San Marcos High School

This two-term literature-based advanced placement course for seniors is designed as a college-level introduction to comparative literature. In the course, student will read challenging works from a variety of genres (short story, poetry, drama, and the novel). Students will compose a series of in class essays in preparation for the AP exam, as well as three out-of-class papers of increasing length and complexity that demonstrate the process of revision and refinement of critical thinking. In addition, students will attend a minimum of two enrichment activities emphasizing the integration of the AAPLE Academies leadership and service mission, including but not exclusive to performances affiliated with the UCSB Arts and Lectures series. Finally, students will make final additions and revisions to their Leadership Thesis Project, which provides evidence of each student’s community service and leadership throughout his/her high school experience.

Transcript title and course number: EngLit AAPLE AP 023069

Grade: 12; Santa Barbara High School

AP English Literature and Composition is an introduction to the college-level study of literature. The close reading of challenging and rewarding texts will be stressed, with a focus on the four main forms of canonical fiction: short story, poetry, prose novel, and drama. Students will improve their timed-writing skills, as well as produce traditional multi-draft essays. The course will prepare students to take the AP English Literature examination, given in May. Colleges and universities may give course credit for scores of 3, 4, and 5 on the AP exam. US History VADA AP is linked with English Lit VADA AP thematically and historically, sharing a project-driven curriculum. Students must be enrolled in VADA in order to take this course.

Transcript title and course number: EngLit VADA AP 023072

Grades: 11-12; Dos Pueblos High School

The Language A1 HL program is primarily a pre-university course, aimed at highly motivated students who intend to pursue literature and/or related studies at the university level. It is a rigorous course of studies, leading to examinations, and designed as a comprehensive two-year curriculum that allows its graduates to fulfill the requirements of various national education systems.

Transcript title and course number: EnglishHL Yr1 IB 088000

Grades: 11-12; Dos Pueblos High School

The Language A1 HL program is primarily a pre-university course, aimed at highly motivated students who intend to pursue literature and/or related studies at the university level. It is a rigorous course of studies, leading to examinations, and designed as a comprehensive two-year curriculum that allows its graduates to fulfill the requirements of various national education systems.

Transcript title and course number: EnglishHL Yr2 IB 088020

Grades: 9-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

Journalism must be taken in addition to English 10, 11, or 12. First semester of Journalism is an introductory course in the principles and practices of print and/or online journalism needed to publish a high-quality school newspaper. Students learn the basics of writing: news, features, sports stories, editorials, and headlines.

Second semester of Journalism is an advanced course where students build upon the foundations learned in semester 1. Additional skills covered in this class include: page design and paste-up, photography, and business management. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Journalism P 100050

Grades: 7-8; Santa Barbara Junior High School

This is a seventh and eighth course providing experience and training in online school newspaper and yearbook publication. Students prepare an online school newspaper for the student body and help with the yearbook production. Students will also do creative writing, write articles, and conduct interviews.

Transcript title and course number: Journlsm/Yearbk 100051

Grades: 10-12; San Marcos High School; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

This course is the study of the history, literature, and oral traditions of Mexican, Mexican-American, and Latino cultures. It is a representative overview of Chicano/Latino literature covering poetry, theatre, novels, short stories, corridos, and critical essays. The course will include literary techniques, modes of expression, trends in Chicano and Latino creativity, critical approaches, and will expose students to the richness that Mexican-American/Latino culture has to offer. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Mex/Am Lat Lit 025330

Grades: 9-12; Santa Barbara High School; Dos Pueblos High School

This survey course focuses on literature that evolved out of classical oral traditions, including Homer's Odyssey, a corner stone of the western literary canon, and the Norse/Viking Eddas, the most recent and powerful mythic influence on the English language and the Western ethos. Study covers the pantheon of gods, the sagas, archetypes of the Hero's Journey, historical commentary, and the function of ancient myth as the basis for 21st century thought and ideals. Students are required to complete a final exam multi-media project where they present a written, oral and visual treatment of a select world myth. This class is offered fall semester and can be taken individually or with Film Studies in the spring. This course will prepare students for college-preparatory coursework in high school to meet college entrance requirements.

Transcript title and course number: Mythology P 024210