While Carlmont has an open-enrollment policy in regard to advanced courses, being successful requires students to dedicate themselves to the rigor of AS/AP English. When considering overriding placement recommendations, please note the following:
Students scoring lower than 10.0 on the GMRT tend to have difficulty with the Advanced English curricula. Successful Advanced English students demonstrate reading and writing skills well above grade level. With that in mind, the focus of these courses is more on content than on skill building.
Please note: Four-year colleges do not accept D or F grades for credit and AS/AP classes are not offered in summer school. Students who fail an AS/AP course will need to make up the course credits; however, the original grade of D or F will remain on the transcript and calculated into the grade point average (GPA). Because of limited summer resources, students earning a D may not be able to make up the course.
The AS/AP English curricula are designed to prepare students to take Advanced Placement (AP) English exam(s) during 12th grade. AP courses are college level courses. There are only three years to prepare students for AP classes, thus the instructional pace in AS English is rapid and the focus is primarily on analytical writing and critical thinking. Grades are based primarily on writing assignments and projects. High-level participation and nightly homework completion are expected of all AS/AP English students.
AS English students can expect to read approximately twenty to twenty-five pages per night in addition to having other English homework and homework for other courses.
Late work is not accepted (except for excused illness and Special Education considerations).
Students will take an English for Media Pathway class and may choose one of the art electives listed above.
The Art class will fulfill the graduation requirement for art and is UC (F for Fine Arts) approved. It will introduce basic art and design concepts and allow students to learn about how to produce commercial art.
The English class will be offered for students as either a regular college prep level or advanced English class. The curriculum will cover all Common Core English Standards for 10th grade, but it will also focus more heavily on writing, ethics, legal issues, and historical implications of media. Students who complete this class will have been introduced to multiple styles of writing and will have a grasp of how to write for different audiences. Students will submit work to be published work on Scot Scoop News.
Students can choose either CTE Digital Journalism 2 or Yearbook as one elective and may choose from several options for the art elective including: Film Critique/Video Production, Digital Photography, Digital Arts 2, Studio Art/AP Studio Art.
Students can continue with the CTE Digital Journalism 3 or Yearbook classes, and may take another art pathway elective (either an advanced version of their 11th grade choice or a different one depending on personal interest).
|Name (click on name to email)||Phone
|Raisner, Justin||Department Chair, Media Arts (AS and CP), Journalism 2/3, Media Adviser||39655|
|Calvin, Sara||AS English 2, English 2, English 2 Support||39614|
|Cortez, Oscar||Academic Literacy, English 3, English 4|
|Gold, Susan||BTI English 2, BTI English 3||39710|
|Humes, Jody||AS English 2, English 1||39647|
|Jay, Tiffany||English 1, AS English 1||39635|
|Gaitan, Addison||English 1, AS English 1, AVID||39671|
|Lucia, Stephen||AP Literature||39708|
|Madson, Kylie||AS English 1, English 2|
|Migdail, Erik||AP Comp/Lang, English 3, AS English 3||39617|
|Pierce, Carole||BTI English 4||39609|
|Redmon, Kelly||English 1, English 1 Support||39661|
|Simpson, Lisa||English 3, English Intensive, English Intervention||39670|
|Shusterman, Cindy||English 4, AP Seminar, AVID||39613|
|Soelberg, Kenneth||English SPED||34313|
|Steward, Denise||English 1, AS English 3, AVID||39623|
|Turkis, Martin||AP Comp/Lang, AS English 2, AS English 3||39679|
|Van Sebille, Emily||English 2, AS English 3|
|Walen, Janet||English SPED||39640|
|Wallace, Carolyn||AS English 1, English 3||39611|
|Watkins, Cheri||AS English 1, English 4|