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English Language Arts

Clovis West offers the following English courses:
  • English 9
  • English 9 Honors
  • English 10
  • English 10 Pre-AP
  • English 10 Honors
  • English 10 Honors Children’s Literature (for students who are considering becoming teachers)
  • English 11 (College Composition and American Literature)
  • English 11 Honors Contemporary Issues in Education (for students who are considering becoming teachers)
  • English 11 Theatre Production (for students interested in theatre)
  • AP Language and Composition (offered at 11th and 12th grade)
  • AP Language and Literature (offered at 11th and 12th grade)
  • English 12 Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum (ERWC)
  • English 12 Rhetoric and Composition (concurrent college course English 1A)
  • English 12 Film as Literature 
  • English 12 Theatre Production (for students interested in theatre)
  • English 12 Careers in Education (for students who are considering becoming teachers)
In addition to these classes, we offer the following support classes:
  • English 180 (for 9th and 10th students who need extra support with the core English content)
  • English Language and Development (ELD) for English Learners
  • Experiences in Literature (for 11th and 12th students who need extra support with the core English content)
The English Department is committed to teaching students skills in reading, writing, and critical thinking that will serve them in their lives after high school whether that be in college, trade school, or career. Students should speak with their English teacher and/or counselor to get more information on the variety of courses that we offer in the English department. 

The following co-curricular programs are advised by Clovis West English teachers
 The Olympiad, Clovis West’s Yearbook - Advisor - Lauren Mueller
 The Torch, our Literary Magazine - Advisor Caroline Ferdinandsen
 National Honor Society and tutoring center - Advisor Katy Merrill
 California Scholarship Federation - Advisor Stephanie Avery
 Mock Trial - Advisor  Gillian Tarascou

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