English Language Arts

Each department at Central has a variety of class offers a variety of classes that will satisfy the needs and curiosities of a wide range of students. Few departments offer a variety of classes like the English Department.

Every student will take 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade English classes for two trimesters each year. While 9th, 10th, and 11th are standard courses, Central High School offers a variety of additional English classes for the student who loves English or wishes to explore the ELA content. Students may take Creative Writing, Expository Writing, Journalism, and Yearbook to supplement traditional English classes.

Seniors are able to select the English classes that best suit their needs (two trimesters of 12th grade English are required). Central High School offers World Literature, Adolescent Literature, New Voices, and Contemporary Literature & Film Studies.

In addition to the aforementioned classes, Central High School offers advanced English classes for the student who would like an extra challenge. English 9 Honors and 10 Honors are two trimester classes with increased rigor; the Honors classes then turn into English 11AP (AP Language) and 12AP (AP Literature) which are full year classes. Students in 11AP and 12AP are then encouraged to take the respective AP Exams.

As much fun as required English classes are, Central High School offers many out-of-class activities to round out the high school experience. Some of these include play performances, poetry readings, and the CREST Literary Magazine.