8th Grade to 12th Grade

10/01/2022

PATERSON CHARTER SCHOOL

FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 8-12

PATERSON CHARTER SCHOOL

FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 8-12

AP English

About our Courses:

COURSE: ADVANCED PLACEMENT LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION

Prerequisites: Proficient levels on state testing AND Teacher recommendation and Passed AP Literature & Composition with a B or higher, or, English II Honors with a B+ or higher or regular English II with an A.

Description
This course challenges students to become close readers of diverse, nonfiction texts, authors, and styles. Students are encouraged to read and carefully analyze a broad range of works from a variety of time periods and disciplines. In addition, students compose original essays modeling the formats, styles, and rhetorical strategies of the analyzed texts. Through their reading and writing, students gain a greater awareness of purpose and strategy in nonfiction texts and how an author’s use of language affects his/her audience. In addition to the analysis of written language, students also examine visual “compositions” such as political cartoons, advertisements, and photographs. This course and its subsequent exam in May can provide students with college credit, as a result, this course is taught similar to a college-level class and students are expected to meet the rigors of such demands as outlined in the official AP course contract.

COURSE: ADVANCED PLACEMENT LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION

Prerequisites: Proficient levels on state testing AND Teacher recommendation and Passed AP Language & Composition with a B or higher, or, English Honors with a B+, or higher or regular English with an A.
Description
This course is designated for motivated students with a command of standard English, an interest in exploring and analyzing challenging classical and contemporary literature, and a desire to analyze and interpret dominant literary genres and themes. Students learn and apply methods of literary analysis and write with a variety of purposes to increase precision in expression. This course and its subsequent exam in May can provide students with college credit, as a result, this course is taught similar to a college-level class and students are expected to meet the rigors of such demands as outlined in the official AP course contract.

PCSST is an equal opportunity provider.