• NCHS English Department - Ms. Maggie Hamill

    Grade: 9

    Duration: 2 Semesters

    Prerequisite: Application; Department Selection Credit: 0.5 per semester

    Students accepted to this level  course  are expected to have a sound foundation in  the various disciplines of English as these foundation skills will be developed and enhanced through rigorous study of literary genres coupled with extensive writing and discussion activities.

    Course content will include and go beyond that required in of the Freshman English curriculum with a faster pace and with a greater expectation for independence. Reading  and  analyzing literature and raising perceptive questions about the literature are expected at the Honors level; therefore, students are responsible  for contributing ideas raised in the literature to classroom discussion. Nightly  homework should be expected. At the semester break, students will complete a reading benchmark  assessment.  At the end of the school year, students submit a writing portfolio for assessment by the ninth grade teachers.