• English Courses

    The Secondary English Program offers a wide range of courses that provide opportunities for students to improve their skills in the areas of reading, writing, listening, speaking, and research. In grades 6 through 12, the department offers year-long courses that integrate all of the language arts. At the high school, a variety of electives in the areas of theater and journalism are offered. 

    The State College Area District requires that students take English every year. Successful completion of year-long required courses satisfies that requirement. 12th grade utilizes full-year or semester options to fulfill the English requirements (students must select two .5 credit courses if electing these).  Elective courses at the high school offer enrichment and reinforcement of specific language arts skills but do not provide credit towards the English graduation requirement.

    English Required Courses

    6th grade

    N/A English 6
    7th grade Advanced English 7

    English 7

    8th grade
    Advanced English 8

    English 8

    9th grade

    Advanced English 9

    English 9
    10th grade

    Advanced English 10

    English 10
    11th grade

    IB Language and Literature Year 1

    AP English Language and Composition

    College Preparatory English 11
    12th grade

    IB Language and Literature Year 2

    AP English Literature and Composition

    Semester-long 12th-Grade Courses:

    College Writing
    Film and Media Studies
    Modern Classics
    Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

    Speech and Debate
     Creative Writing 
    Crime Literature and True Crime Lit

    English for English Language Learners 1A-5A, 1B-5B (English as a Second Language


















    English Elective Courses
    GRADES 9-12 GRADES 10-12  

    Introduction to Theater

    Journalism 2


    Journalism 1

    Advanced Journalism 2

Last Modified on July 5, 2023