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Creative Writing Creative writing is the exploration of various genres such as nonfiction, fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and drama. Students will read extensively from these genres in order to write effectively within them. Students will share their original pieces with each other with the goal of improving their writing based upon others' analyses, and will also read aloud from their pieces, thereby gaining an appreciation for the spoken word. This course will help students to connect the ideas of the classroom with the College Readiness Standards and will help students to increase their score on the Reading, English and Writing portions of standardized tests.

This one semester course must be taken in conjunction with any of the following to fulfill English graduation requirements: English III / British Literature; African American Literature; Latin American Literature; or Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition.

Prerequisites: Must have taken English I and English II.

This course does NOT meet English graduation requirements

.5 credit

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Journalism: Newspaper I, II, and III This course addresses the fundamental principles of journalism and requires students to regularly publish JCP’s Eagle Eye, the school’s newspaper. This elective class will teach students how to create print and audio news stories, assess the news value of an

event or situation, attention will be

develop story ideas, and compile a worthy, socially responsible paid to improving students' writing and criticalthinking

article skills.

or editorial for the JCP A study of media,

community. Much journalism ethics,

photojournalism, and publication completes the course. to those in a challenging core English class; therefore,

The number and complexity students must be willing to

of assignments in this accept the high level

class are comparable of responsibility and

commitment to regularly publish a reputable school newspaper.

This course does NOT meet English graduation requirements.

Prerequisites: Completion of English I or permission from the Assistant Principal 1 credit _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Yearbook and Web Design I

In this course, students practice the essential personal and professional skills of collaborating with peers and meeting deadlines in the production of the school yearbook, a complex and substantial publication. Students increase their use and proficiency of technology with computerized layout, text, and object organization. Digital cameras, Adobe Photoshop, and online yearbook development tools will be utilized throughout the course. Students will be required to write/communicate effectively while producing the yearbook.

During the second semester, students will also learn to develop web pages using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language). Various software programs are used, including MS Frontpage and Macromedia Dreamweaver. Students learn basic and advanced HTML coding, as well as Macromedia Flash to create computer animation. Students also learn desktop publishing skills to create business products for themselves and for small companies. These enhanced skills will allow students to build a comprehensive and aesthetic EPortfolio.

This course does NOT meet English graduation requirements.

Prerequisites: Completion of English I or permission from the Assistant Principal

1 credit



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