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Course Offerings

Core Classes
9th Grade - Analytical Composition and Literature - Assigned reading includes the following:
  • Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
10th Grade - American Literature (Am. Lit.) or Advanced American Literature (AAL) - Assigned reading includes the following:
  • A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines (Am. Lit. and AAL)
  • 18 Best Stories by Edgar Allan Poe (Am. Lit. and AAL)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (AAL only)
  • The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (Am. Lit. and AAL)
  • The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne (AAL only)
  • A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway (AAL only)
  • A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry (Am. Lit. and AAL)
  • Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (Am. Lit. and AAL)
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin (AAL only)
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Am. Lit. and AAL)
  • The Crucible by Arthur Miller (Am. Lit. only)
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (Am. Lit. only)
  • Shoeless Joe by W. P. Kinsella (Am. Lit. only)
11th Grade - British Literature (Brit. Lit) or Honors British Literature (HBL) ** - Assigned reading includes the following:
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell (Brit. Lit. and HBL)
  • Macbeth by William Shakespeare (Brit. Lit. only)
  • The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (Brit. Lit. and HBL)
  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding (Brit. Lit. and HBL)
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare (Brit. Lit. and HBL)
  • 1984 by George Orwell (Brit. Lit. and HBL)
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (HBL only)
  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (Brit. Lit. only)
  • The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde (Brit. Lit. and HBL)
  • Hamlet by William Shakespeare (HBL only)
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (HBL only)
  • A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (HBL only)
** Please see attached file for complete list of book choices for HBL Literature Projects
12th Grade - World Literature and Humanities (World Lit.) or Advanced Placement English (AP) - Assigned reading includes the following:
  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller (AP only)
  • A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen (AP only)
  • The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka (AP only)
  • The Glass Menagerie by Tenessee Williams (AP only)
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (World Lit. and AP)
  • No Exit by Jean-Paul Sartre (World Lit. and AP)
  • The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien (AP only)
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston (AP only)
  • All But My Life by Gerda Weissman Klein (World Lit. only)
  • Mythology by Edith Hamilton (World Lit. only)
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn (World Lit. only)
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (World Lit. only)
  • The Tempest by William Shakespeare (World Lit. only)
  • A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah (World Lit. only)
  • Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand (World Lit. only)
Creative Writing
Shakespeare in Performance