• Students in grades 9 and 10 work to improve analysis of literature and informational text, refine and expand argument, informative/explanatory, and research writing skills, increase vocabulary, identify elements of fiction and improve skills in grammar, usage and mechanics.  Grade 11 and 12 students read a variety of American and world literature for analysis and continue to hone their writing skills with an emphasis on literary analysis, argument writing, research papers, technical writing, and essays.  College prep and two AP level courses are available.