The English Department at Orange Glen High School is dedicated to offering a rigorous curriculum rich in both fiction and nonfiction in order to prepare students to be both career and college competitive. During their course of study at OGHS, students engage in multiple learning experiences that actively incorporate the necessary components of the California State Standards: Reading, Writing, and Speaking and Listening. With an emphasis on skills mastery, students work to improve their analytical, writing, and research skills through the use of technology while also applying their knowledge to real world applications.
English 9 Honors
English 9 College Prep
Literary texts to be studied along with poetry, short stories, nonfiction, and an emphasis on research & communications may include (but not limited to): I'm Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, Of Mice and Men, Romeo and Juliet, The Absolutely True Diary of A Part-Time Indian.
English 10 Honors
English 10 College Prep
Literary texts to be studied along with poetry, short stories, nonfiction, and an emphasis on research & communications include: Night, A Long Way Down, with Honors extensions such as: Lord of the Flies, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, A Long Way Gone
Advanced Placement Language and Composition
Core texts for AP Language and Composition include, but are not limited to: Outliers, Nickel and Dimed, and Between the World and Me.
English 11 College Prep
Literary texts are studied along with poetry, short stories, rhetoric, nonfiction, memoir, and an emphasis on research. Class texts include The Great Gatsby, The Things They Carried, A Raisin in the Sun, Fahrenheit 451, and The Glass Castle.
Advanced Placement Literature and Composition
Literary texts to be studied along with poetry and short stories include, but are not limited to: Oedipus Rex, Macbeth, Hamlet, Frankenstein, 1984, Invisible Man, No Exit, The Heart of Darkness, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Crime and Punishment.
Expository Reading and Writing Course, ERWC
The curriculum for ERWC is created by the CSU system and is heavily concentrated in rhetoric and designed to prepare seniors for academic literacy needed to begin college. Core literary texts aside from nonfiction include: Into the Wild, 1984 and/or Brave New World, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
If you have any questions regarding the OGHS English Department, please feel free to contact one of the department chairpersons:
Rachael Richards [email protected]