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Important Class Information

Classes begin on September 1.  

English classes meet twice per week, once on Mondays for literature and once during the remainder of the week for writing.  See Courses for course descriptions and details.  English 1 is a one-credit course. English 2, 3, and 4 are all two-credit courses.  End-of-year grades reflect one credit in writing and one credit in literature for English 2, 3, and 4.

English 1 covers an introduction to literary analysis and high school level writing using the transformational methods of the Institute for Excellence in Writing.  The focus of the class is to inspire confidence and excitement about literature and writing and provide a toolbox of skills, methods, and techniques used in upper-level writing and literature courses.

English 2, 3, & 4 are all two-credit courses and divide into smaller groups of typically four to seven students for writing instruction.  Smaller groups enable more individualized attention to students. These small groups combine into one larger literature class where more students provide additional points of view, fostering the spirited discussions and debate for which Inspired Writing and Literature classes are known.  

Students cover literature chronologically.  In this way, students gain a greater appreciation for the context of literature. They develop a solid understanding of how literature both shapes and is shaped by the times it is written in. 

College Prep Vocabulary is optional but is a student favorite due to its lively individual and group instructional games that enhance motivation and reinforce learning. These games also allow students to earn points for the year-end auction, where they use their accumulated points to bid on items from their submitted wish lists. Students may add College Prep Vocabulary and one self-study course at NO additional tuition. 

Private instruction is available.  Contact Sandra Selling, the instructor, for details through our  Contact Us page.

Payments are by credit card.  Multiple-payment plans at 0% interest are also available by contacting Sandra Selling at Contact Us.