English 2 Honors (120)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of English 1.
5 Credits - Full Year - Grade 10

Completion of a summer reading assignment is required for this course.
English 2 will investigate four new questions that build upon themes introduced in English 9.  These questions (How do our Social Class and Family Affect our Thinking? To What Extent do Individuals Control their own Lives? What Makes a Hero? and What Makes Something Frightening?) will be used as a springboard to help strengthen students’ reading and writing skills and provide additional preparation for State mandated assessments for graduation as well as the SATs. At the honors level, greater depth and breadth of content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will read more complex texts, assignments are more intensive and complex in that they promote expansion of concepts, creative problem solving, and critical thinking.  Interest in literature and learning, analytical insight in class participation, analytical insight in written assignments and disciplined work habits are key criteria for success in the Honors level.