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English Department

Allan, Stewart
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Berenson, Kendra
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Bond, Shaun
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Boris, Evan
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Cortez, Marcos
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Evans, Jaime
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Hager, Cynthia
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Simenstad, Chris
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Thurston, Jeannine
Teacher
About the English Department
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Summer Assignments 2014-15

Click on the appropriate class below for links to summer assignments.

English 9 H is the advanced course taken in the 9th grade. In addition to the assignment, students need to read the article attached here.

English 10 H is the advanced course taken in the 10th grade.

AP Language is the AP course taken in the 11th grade.

AP Literature is the AP course taken in the 12th grade.

Media Academy Students (11th and 12th) next year, who are taking AP, are taking MAX AP Language.  

Banyan Students: 9th graders do the English 9 H assignment and reading. 10th graders do the Banyan 10H summer assignment with two readings: reading 1; reading 2.

The English Department at San Rafael High School is committed to the belief that all students deserve a rigorous, challenging, and interesting education!  

We believe that by reading, discussing and writing about important ideas, our students learn the language arts skills they will need to be successful throughout school and their lives.


Course of Study

College Prep & Honors/AP

The College Preparatory Curriculum (CP) exposes students to curriculum approved for entrance into CSU/UC's. 9th and 10th grade students may take honors courses which are designed for reading and writing at an advanced level.  In the 11th and 12th grade students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement English classes for which they may be eligible to receive college credit. 

English Language Development (ELD)

Students who are learning English as a second language, the English Department provides a course of study in English Language Development (ELD).  This series of classes is designed to teach students oral English and literacy skills.   The ELD program is organized to allow students as many academic options as possible.  

Interventions

Strategic support English 9 and 10.  These courses provide students with additional support in mastering college preparatory English coursework.

CAHSEE Prep.  This class supports students who need additional help to pass CAHSEE.

See the planning guide for full course descriptions of all classes.