Course: LA770 AP English 12

Grade: 12

Subject Area: English

Type: Accelerated, Advanced Placement, Articulated Credits

Credits: 1

Course Information:

This is a year-long course that requires selection of both semesters: S1 and S2.Rigorous course and expectations for college-bound students. This course provides students with an in-depth study of literature and composition that is comparable to a first-year college English course. Emphasis is placed on critical analysis of works of literary merit, the application of literary terms, and composition. Students should plan to take the advanced placement exam at the completion of the year’s work. Materials selected for in-depth study are mature and deemed works of literary merit by The College Board. Students must purchase all reading materials. Summer homework is required.


  • Read, interpret, evaluate, and critically analyze literary and nonliterary texts that recognize the breadth and depth of literature

  • Demonstrate command of conventions of Standard English grammar, spelling, and usage when writing or speaking

  • Develop AP level vocabulary in order to use phrases and words to improve written and oral communication

  • Participate effectively in small and large group discussion as a way to enhance understanding of a text

  • Write timed, subjective, formal literary analysis essays, focusing on relevant and significant literary elements as well as the universal themes found in literature

  • Write using unity (clarity), coherence, and adequate development

  • Develop effective test-taking strategies for both the multiple choice and written portions of the AP Exam

  • Construct text annotations to aid in comprehension and analysis of texts


LA250-S1 – English 11 S1 AND LA250-S2 – English 11orLA400-S1 – English 11 College Prep S1 AND LA400-S2 – English 11 College Prep S2