• Required Course Selection

    English as a New Language (ENL)
    Grade Level:  9-12
    CGHS Course #:  # EN 011, EN 012
    DOE Course #:  1012
    Length:  Once students are rated as proficient in English on the prescribed test, they are not required to enroll in the class but may enroll in the Lab for additional support.
    Credit(s):1.0 credit/semester.  Students may earn up to four English credits toward graduation through ENL class and up to four World Language credits through ENL Lab.
    Diploma:  Core 40, Academic Honors
     
    Prerequisite:  Students with limited English proficiency only. 
     
    This course provides Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students with instruction in English, which would improve their proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in English.  Emphasis is placed on helping students to function within the regular school setting and within an English-speaking society.  It is designed for students whose primary language is not English and whose English skills are rated low on the prescribed test.  This course follows Indiana Academic Standards. 
     
    ENGLISH AS NEW LANGUAGE (ENL):  LAB
    Grade Level:  9-12
    CGHS Course # for Lab:  EN 058 (English elective  credit)  or WL 011 & WL012 (World Language credit)
    Length:  Once students are rated as proficient in English on the prescribed test, they are not required to enroll in the class but may enroll in the Lab for additional support.
    Credit(s):1.0 credit/semester.  Students may earn up to four English credits toward graduation through ENL class and up to four World Language credits through ENL Lab.
    Diploma:  Core 40, Academic Honors
     
    Prerequisite:  Students with limited English proficiency only. 
    ENL lab is a class that provides second language students with practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.  It also offers students time to ask questions about and receive information concerning cultural differences and customs.  The course follows Indiana's Academic Standards, and it is a needs-based course used to support students in developing their English language skills.
     
     
    English LAB
    Grade Level:  9
    CGHS Course #:  EN 001 & EN 002
    DOE Course #:  1010
    Length:  1-Year Course
    Credit(s):  One
    Diploma:  Traditional
     
    Prerequisite:  None
     
    This course is designed for 9th grade students who have been identified through 8th grade ISTEP, teacher recommendations, and grades as needing additional practice with skills in reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar.  Students will learn and use various strategies to develop and enhance language arts skills especially those connected to ISTEP; therefore, they will do frequent reading and writing activities.  Students will work independently and in a small group setting.  Daily participation and effort is essential.  This course does not meet State standards as one of the eight English credits required for graduation.
    English 9 (CP)
    Grade Level:  9
    CGHS Course #:  EN 111 & EN 112
    DOE Course #:  1002
    Length:  1-Year Course
    Credit(s):  Two
    Diploma:  Core 40, Academic Honors
     
    Prerequisite:  None
     
    This course involves an integration of composition, grammar, and literature. Students will write paragraphs, short compositions, essays, technical documents, a book report, and at least one formal research report all using the 6+1 Traits language and framework. Students may keep a written journal. Students will be given assignments to improve vocabulary and mechanics of writing. Students will give oral presentations including storytelling, report presentation, interviewing, and at least one formal speech. Students will use advanced software applications to create documents, presentations, and visual aids. Students will study a variety of literature types: short story, poetry, drama, non-fiction, and the novel. Short essays and unit tests are part of the evaluation process.
    English 9\Honors Pre-AP* (CP/WEIGHTEd)
    Grade Level:  9
    CGHS Course #:  EN 121 & EN 122
    DOE Course #:  1002
    Length:  1-Year Course
    Credit(s):  Two
    Diploma: Core 40, Academic Honors
     
    Prerequisite:  Freshmen Status and B or better in MS Honors English or A- or  better in MS Regular  English with MS teacher recommendation
     
    This accelerated course is for superior English students who demonstrate  advanced abilities in reading, analysis, and composition as indicated from  high Language Arts ISTEP scores, grades in various middle school classes, and  their middle school team’s recommendation of their ability to handle academic challenge.  In this integrated literature, composition, and grammar course, students will read an anthology of classical and modern literature including novel, a play, poetry, short stories, and non-fiction.  Besides in-depth reading, students will compose a variety of written assignments using the 6+1 Traits language and framework, take comprehensive vocabulary tests, and have several presentation opportunities.  Students are expected to complete the summer reading assignment by the time they enter school in August.   Students may be required to purchase a novel for a class assignment.
    English 10 (CP)
    Grade Level:  10
    CGHS Course #:  EN 211 & EN 212
    DOE Course #:  1004
    Length:  1-Year Course
    Credit(s):  Two
    Diploma:  Core 40, Academic Honors
     
    Prerequisite:  None
     
    English 10 is both a continuation and enrichment of the concepts studied in English 9. The course will include both oral and written responses to literature and persuasive projects based on technology and library research. Students will review and apply standard English conventions with particular emphasis on grammar, mechanics, and manuscript form. Analysis of poetry, drama, novels, and nonfiction is a component of this course. Using the standard writing process including the 6+1 Traits language and framework, students will produce narrative, expository, persuasive, and descriptive texts. Delivery, evaluation, and presentation of oral communication will also be emphasized. The course will place importance on meeting deadlines, following directions, and working on multiple tasks simultaneously. A variety of assessment tools will be used in this integrated course.
    English 10\HONORS Pre-AP* (CP/weighted)
    Grade Level:  10
    CGHS Course #:  EN 221 & EN 222
    DOE Course #: 1004
    Length:  1-Year Course
    Credit(s):  Two
    Diploma: Core 40, Academic Honors
     
    Prerequisite:  Sophomore Status and B or better in Honors English 9 or A- or better in regular English 9 with teacher recommendation
    This two-semester course geared toward students who have accelerated language skills and a positive, self-motivated work ethic requires both following instructions and taking initiative. The content includes all of the language arts: literature reading and analysis, composition in a variety of styles and forms including the 6+1 Traits language and framework, research, vocabulary study, effective speaking, and grammar. The class includes in-depth study of classic and modern American literature. Students should come to the class with a working knowledge of literary genres, composition techniques, and fundamentals of grammar. Projects in the class involve a variety of independent and collaborative activities.
    AMERICAN LITERATURE
    Grade Level:  11
    CGHS Course #:  EN 311 & EN 312
    DOE Course #: 1020
    Length:  1-Year Course
    Credit(s):  Two
    Diploma:  Core 40, Academic Honors
     
    Prerequisite:  Junior Status
     
    In this survey course, students will study major American writers and literary movements.  Attention will also be given to the ways these movements were influenced by historical events.  The student will read short stories, essays, poetry, drama, and at least one novel, which examine universal themes and common literary techniques.  Reading, discussion, and writing will comprise the bulk of this college preparatory course.
     
    Students enrolled in this course should expect challenging reading and writing assignments which will help prepare them for post-secondary education.
    ENGLISH 11 ADVANCED PLACEMENT (CP/WEIGHTED)
    Grade Level:  11
    CGHS Course #:  EN 321 & EN 322
    DOE Course #:  1056 or 1058
    Length:  1-Year Course
    Credit(s):  Two
    Diploma:  Core 40, Academic Honors
     
    Prerequisite:  Junior Status and B or better in Honors English 10 or A- or bettering regular English 10 with teacher recommendation
    The course overview and objectives for the course are taken from collaboration with other AP teachers, facilitators and instructors of various AP institutes and workshops, and, ultimately, the AP English Course Description published by the College Board.  The purpose of this course is to “develop critical reading and writing skills necessary to sound academic practices and habits.”  The course seeks to develop the skills of writing with clarity and intent, developing critical thinking habits that lead to making claims, and constructing logical arguments. Students will also develop skills in: reading actively and academically, writing for multiple purposes and audiences, acquiring general and academic vocabulary, and thinking critically about texts and ideas.  It is assumed that students enrolling in AP English Language and Composition will take the Advanced Placement Language and Composition test in May and will actively prepare for it.  Cost of the test in approximately $84.  Performance on the test usually validates efforts in class, but in no way influences the final grade in the course.  A course audit of the entire school year prepared for the College Board is available for review.        
     
    ADVANCED ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS, COLLEGE CREDIT: advanced college placement W131*  (CP/WEIGHTED)
    Grade Level:  12
    CGHS Course #:  EN 431
    DOE Course #: 1124
    Length:  1-Semester Course
    Credit(s):  One
    Diploma:  Core 40, Academic Honors
    Dual Credit Opportunities: Indiana University ACP W131
     
    Prerequisite:  Senior Status With Teacher Recommendation
     
    ACP English is a dual credit course where students may satisfy both the senior writing requirement and obtain three hours college credit for an introductory writing course. This is not a college preparatory course, nor an advanced placement course; it is a college course that is offered in conjunction with Indiana University.  Advisors suggest that students who are not enrolled in AP English Literature but who are hardworking, “A/B” students interested in improving their writing enroll.  In order to receive college credit, students will pay tuition to IU and must successfully complete the course with a minimum grade of “C”.  Credit may be transferred to most Indiana colleges and state universities, but students need to check with the Admissions Department of the college of their choice prior to enrolling to ensure the credit.  Enrollment for college credit is conditional upon acceptance by Indiana University guidelines.  Students have a chance to experience the course and its requirements prior to making a final decision about college credit.  Seniors may earn the required high school credit for senior composition with this course.  Counselor and English teachers have further information about this course.  Tuition for IU credit is based on their current hourly fees but is usually lower than tuition on campus.  The required college textbooks cost approximately $100.00.
    ADVANCED ENGLISH/LANGUAGE ARTS, COLLEGE CREDIT:  aDVANCED COLLEGE PLACEMENT a202*  (CP/WEIGHTED)
    Grade Level:  12
    CGHS Course #:  EN 432
    DOE Course #: 1124
    Length:  1-Semester Course
    Credit(s):  One
    Diploma:  Core 40, Academic Honors
    Dual Credit Opportunities: Indiana University ACP A202
     
    Prerequisite:  Senior Status With Teacher Recommendation
    ACP A202 Literature is a dual credit course where students may satisfy both the senior writing requirement and obtain three hours of college credit for an introductory literature course.  This is not a college preparatory course, nor an advanced placement course; it is a college course that is offered in conjunction with Indiana University.  Advisors suggest that students who are not enrolled in AP English Literature but who are hardworking, A/B students interested in improving their interpretive and analytical skills but who do not intend to be college English majors enroll.  In order to receive college credit, students will pay tuition to IU and must successfully complete the course with a minimum grade of “C.”  Credits may be transferred to most Indiana colleges and state universities, but students need to check with the Admissions Department of the college of their course prior to enrolling to ensure the transfer of credit.  Enrollment for college credit is conditional upon acceptance by Indiana University guidelines.  Students have a chance to experience the course and its requirements prior to making a final decision about college credit.  Seniors may earn the required high school credit for senior literature with this course.  IU’s ACP website, http://acp.indiana.edu/, or Center Grove’s English teachers and counselors have additional information about this course.  Tuition for IU credit is based on their current hourly fees but is usually lower than tuition on campus.  The required college textbook costs approximately $75.00.
     
    Composition:  Senior (CP) 
    Fee:  $1.00
    Grade Level:  12
    CGHS Course #:  EN 413
    DOE Course #:  1090
    Length:  1-Semester Course
    Credit(s):  One
    Diploma:  Core 40, Academic Honors
     
    Prerequisite:  Senior Status
     
    In this intensive writing course, students will study ways to plan, develop, write, revise, and edit writing that satisfies various purposes and appeals to specific and diverse audiences. Reading, writing, and discussion will comprise the bulk of daily coursework. Successful development and completion of writing assignments will determine most of the course grade.  Specific assignment purposes may include analytical, narrative, informative, exploratory, and persuasive writing. Most assignments will include use of source material provided and/or independent or supervised research.  It is assumed that students enrolled in this course are planning to attend a university after high school. To that effect, writing assignments will be college preparatory in nature and will reflect the kinds of skills students will need in university courses.
    World Literature:  Senior  (CP) 
    Grade Level:  12
    CGHS Course #:  EN 411
    DOE Course #:  1052
    Length:  1-Semester Course
    Credit(s):  One
    Diploma:  Core 40, Academic Honors
     
    Prerequisite:  Senior Status
     
    This course, combined with Senior Writing or ACP fulfills the Indiana standards.  Students will study a variety of classic and modern British and World literature and focus writing activities and speaking opportunities on their analysis of the literature.  In this college preparatory class, students should expect intensive reading, analytical and expository writing, research, and written and oral presentations as they continue to develop critical thinking and an appreciation of literature.
    English 12
    Grade Level:  12
    CGHS Course #:  EN 401 & EN 402
    DOE Course #:  1008
    Length:  1-Year Course
    Credit(s):  Two
    Diploma:  Core 40, Academic Honors
     
    Prerequisite:  Senior Status
    This course is designed as a yearlong class to meet the Indiana standards and particular needs of students whose post-high school plans do not include a four-year academic program.  Even though this class is labeled CORE 40, anyone intending to enroll in a four-year college or university or in an program at a two-year college or technical institution with higher level reading and writing requirements should definitely take the World Literature/Composition:  Senior requirements instead of English 12.  Students who enroll in this class intend to enter a two-year college, a technical institution, military service, or the general work force.  Students will be reading several genres, including novels and current media sources.  Writing assignments include expository, persuasive, and business and technical styles of communication.  In order to meet the state standards, students enrolled in this course must take the entire year; therefore, they cannot graduate mid-term.
    English 12 ADVANCED PLACEMENT* (CP/WEIGHTED)
    Grade Level:  12
    CGHS Course #:  EN 421 & EN 422
    DOE Course #:  1058 & 1056
    Length:  1-Year Course
    Credit(s):  Two
    Diploma:  Core 40, Academic Honors
     
    Prerequisite:  Senior Status and B or better in AP English 11 with teacher recommendation
     
    This course focuses on the Literature and Composition aspect of the Advanced Placement curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to acquire and demonstrate skills in writing essays and in analyzing longer and more complex works of world and classical literature. In particular, students will learn to discover meaning in a literary work by being attentive to language components and techniques authors use to evoke emotional responses from readers. In their writings, students are expected to develop, justify, and compare their interpretations, so that they can see a literary work in its original context as well as in the context of human experience today. Students taking the optional AP test for this course must pay the fee of approximately $84.00.