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Academics - Language A

Here is where we will highlight key classes and strengths in our academic program.

English sequencing information for transfer students
****ninth & tenth grades****

* strong B or better in Honors English class
* skills to write a structured essay
* ability to respond to literature on an analytical level

****eleventh grade****

* strong B or better in Honors English class
* skills to write a structured essay
* ability to respond to literature on an analytical level
* writing sample of a critical essay about literature

English Standard level - requirements

* 11 works studied over a two year period
* one written World Literature essay (1500 words)
* 15 minute preparation/ten minute assessment for formal oral commentary
* guiding questions for formal oral commentary
* no required poetry unit for detailed study
* written and oral assessment criteria assume
awareness of effects of the techniques and styles employed by authors

English Higher level - requirements

* 15 works, studied over a two year period
* two written World Literature essays (1500 words and 1000 words)
* 20 minute preparation/15 minute assessment for formal oral commentary
* no guiding questions for formal oral commentary
* required poetry unit for detailed study
* written and oral assessment criteria assume understanding
of effects of the techniques and styles employed by authors.

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IB teachers are dedicated to teaching every student as much as possible during each class. Our classrooms are an open and friendly setting that allow students to contribute.

IB students are very involved in extra-curriculuar activities, including every team, club, and student government.