High School Curriculum

English Courses

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Enlightium Academy uses a curriculum that fosters a rich learning environment and employs the latest multimedia techniques including graphics, games, and other activities.

One English course needs to be taken for each year that the student attends EA. English courses typically follow the pattern below. However, in some cases, based on EA placement test results and previous school transcripts, your counselor may assign a different English course that will meet your needs and the graduation requirements. Advanced Placement (AP) and Dual Enrollment/Concurrent Courses (CC) may include English courses.

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English I

1 credit - typically taken in 9th grade (available in Honors)

Traditionally taught in 9th grade, this comprehensive online course emphasizes the importance of word usage, sentence construction, and paragraph structure to communicate effectively. Students enrolled in this course will investigate a number of literary genres including poetry, short stories, and the novel, and will practice their own skills through writing for a variety of purposes and through the study of oral reading and speech.

Students enrolled in this course will take a self-directed course that supports powerful written and oral communication skills as well as reading comprehension. With lessons devoted to proper usage of the parts of speech, the fundamentals of writing, and effective communication in a variety of forms, the course helps students to build their skills for higher level communication. Students will also investigate library resources and visual aids. Required reading for this course includes: The Miracle Worker and Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea.

The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Ignitia English I enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • The Structure of Language
  • The Nature of Language
  • Words and Writing
  • Language in Literature
  • Short Stories
  • Reading with Skill
  • Effective Communication
  • Drama
  • The Novel

English II

1 credit – typically taken in 10th grade (available in Honors)

Give your students the practice and knowledge they need to build stronger communication skills with this interactive online English course. From word usage and the parts of speech, to reading, writing and preparing a speech, this course covers all the bases and incorporates plenty of practice to help your students prepare for their future in the information age.

With a focus on different literary genres and building effective communication skills, English II was created specifically for 10th grade students enrolled in Christian schools. Throughout the course, students will expand their expertise in all things language, from grammar and writing, to reading and listening, lessons focus on critical evaluation and analysis. Recommended reading materials include modern magazine and newspaper articles: In His Steps and Everyman.

The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Ignitia English II enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Language Structure
  • Writing Effective Sentences
  • Reading and Writing Skills
  • Speaking and Listening
  • The Development of English
  • The Short Story
  • The Novel
  • Drama
  • Poetry

English III

1 credit – typically taken in 11th grade (available in Honors)

With an emphasis on building traditional and digital literacy, English III not only provides students essential practice and information to make them better communicators, but also exposes them to a variety of different literary forms and genres to encourage critical thinking and analysis. Not only will students study the language during this course, but they will also learn how to look at literature and language through a Christian worldview.

A thorough review of grammar rules, an exploration of literary work by American writers, and a focus on research skills highlight this interactive online course for high school students. Building on current language skills, students will be challenged by more challenging concepts and assignments that focus on critical thinking, analysis, and strengthening communication. Required reading for the course includes: Our Town, The Old Man and the Sea, and The Book of Revelation. Optional reading and lessons are also included in the curriculum to enrich the course.

The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Ignitia English III enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • Varieties and Use of Standard English
  • Sentence Elements
  • Sentence Workshop
  • Reading: Meaning and Main Ideas
  • Poetry
  • Nonfiction
  • American Drama
  • The American Novel
  • Research

English IV

1 year – typically taken in 12th grade (available in Honors)

The last word in high school English instruction, English IV, which is designed for 12th grade Christian school students, not only solidifies the skills they have acquired through years of language study, but also introduces them to Brit Lit, classics including: Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales, and the sonnets of Shakespeare. Students will also review word usage, sentence building, and the importance of effective communication in their personal and professional lives.

Refreshingly different, this final core English course wraps up all the disciplines of language for high school students. With an emphasis on core skills like reading comprehension, effective research and writing, oral communication, and grammar usage, this course also lets them dive deep into classic and Medieval literature with the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, and Milton. Through the use of modern British magazines and newspaper articles, students will look at how the language is used today, including the media and digital communication. Required reading for this course includes: Hamlet, Our Town, and the Bible.

The course units include text-based lessons, on and off-computer exercises, special projects, learning games, quizzes, and tests that appeal to today's digital generation and help teachers to evaluate progress and mastery of the materials. Ignitia English IV enriches the educational experience for Christian school students and sparks a passion for learning.

Topics explored:

  • The Worth of Words
  • The Structure of the Language
  • Reading, Research, and Listening Skills
  • Language: God's Gift to Man
  • Medieval English Literature
  • Elizabethan Literature
  • 17th-18th Century English Literature
  • Romantic and Victorian Poetry
  • Creative Writing