English 7 & 8:  Students will build a foundation for college and career readiness. Students must read widely and deeply from among a broad range of high-quality, increasingly challenging literary and informational texts. Through extensive reading of stories, dramas, poems, and myths from diverse cultures and different time periods, students gain literary and cultural knowledge as  well as familiarity with various text structures and elements. By reading texts in history/social studies, science, and other disciplines, students build a foundation of knowledge in these fields that will also give them the background to be better readers in all content areas. Students can only gain this foundation when the curriculum is intentionally and coherently structured to develop rich content knowledge within and across grades. Students also acquire the habits of reading independently and closely, which are essential to their future success.  Senior classes will have some emphasis in British and some American and World Literature while sophomore classes will focus on World Literature and some American Literature.


    Learning Center: Students are given the opportunity to earn credit for previous unsuccessful coursework using the Edgenity online learning platform.  Students work at their own pace learning specific targets with the goal of completing coursework and assessments by a set target date.  Some students use Learning Center classes as a means of earning additional credits with a view of graduating ahead of their peers.


  • Welcome back to the spring semester of 2024!  I hope you had a wonderful holiday break, and you are well-rested and rearing to get started on earning new credits.


    Here are a couple of things for my Edgenuity students to keep in mind:

    1. Keep track of your course pacing.  You should remember to stay out of the "red zone." Do not let yourself get behind; otherwise, you may not have time to finish your course before the end of the year. This is particularly important if you are a senior.

    2. All unit tests, topic tests, and cumulative exams must be taken on campus and supervised by myself in room 208 or Mr. Widick in room 133. I am available after school on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday until 4:00 p.m.  If you take the bus, you may arrange for a late bus by contacting Ms. Barnard in the counseling office.

    --Dr. Nohrden

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