In the first two years of English instruction at La Habra High School, extensive time is devoted to reading and understanding literature, the writing process, critical thinking, and speaking and listening skills. During the junior and senior years, English courses are intended to sharpen language and writing skills and broaden literary experience. All courses meet the educational needs of students entering the world of work or going on to college.
English 1, 2, 3, 4 are all college-preparatory classes focusing on composition skills and literature at increasingly advanced levels. Each grade level offers the option of taking the Honors version of the course, requiring extra effort on more challenging assignments and projects. At the end of the senior year, students will be prepared to take the Advanced Placement test. College credit can be earned with a passing score.
Humanities 1, 2, 3, and 4, as well as Honors English 1 and 2, are available to students in the Heritage Humanities Magnet. These courses meet all the requirements of the English curriculum and have the added enrichment of partnership with a specific Heritage (Social Science) course. Humanities and Heritage classes must be taken concurrently as projects and activities often overlap between the two courses.
See the Heritage Humanities page for further information regarding this award-winning interdisciplinary program.