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English Language Arts

Ninth-grade students have a choice of several distinct, year-long English Language Arts courses, each offered at the on level and honors. Each course will provide a more traditional, common experience in the fall with an individualized focus in the spring.

Similar to the ninth grade year, 10th grade students have a choice of several distinct, year-long courses, each offered at the standard and honors level. Each course will provide a more traditional, common experience in the fall with an individualized focus in the spring. 

Students in grades 11 and 12 select four semester-long courses from standard-level options to earn a total of two credits in ELA.  Students are invited to take additional Explorations courses for English or elective credit.  When designing your schedule, keep in mind that Upper Arlington Schools and the UAHS Language Arts Department highly recommend that secondary students take four years of English courses. 

Semester-long College Credit Plus courses and year-long AP and IB courses are offered separately for each semester. Please note that not all classes are offered each semester.

Writing Intervention Workshop

The Writing Intervention Workshop is designed to help improve the writing skill of all students in grades 9-12.  Language Arts teachers work individually with students on writing assignments from any discipline. Students may be assigned to the WIW by a teacher, sign-up in advance, or walk-in if room is available.

Required Reading

One of the skills students learn is to engage actively in close reading of text (highlighting, underlining, annotating, etc.). Therefore, students will be asked to purchase paperback novels and nonfiction books so they can mark their texts. In addition, students may be asked to purchase composition books (journals or sketchbooks). If purchasing a text constitutes a hardship, a student will be provided a copy.

Required Summer Reading

The Upper Arlington High School Language Arts Department advocates summer reading.  In their Language Arts classes, students will receive information about summer reading requirements prior to summer break. Students in honors and AP classes may be asked to read additional texts.

9th Grade ELA Foundations I: The Author's Craft (on-level and honors options)

Ninth- grade students have a choice of several distinct, year-long courses, each offered at the standard and honors level. Each course will provide a more traditional, common experience in the fall with an individualized focus in the spring.

Due to changing enrollment/staffing, students selecting course offerings are asked to identify 1st choice with 1-2 alternatives.

10th Grade ELA Foundations II: Expanding the American Canon (on-level and honors options)

Similar to the ninth grade year, tenth-grade students have a choice of several distinct, year-long courses, each offered at the standard and honors level. Each course will provide a more traditional, common experience in the fall with an individualized focus in the spring.

Due to changing enrollment/staffing, students selecting course offerings are asked to identify 1st choice with 1-2 alternatives.

11th & 12th Grades: ELA Explorations in Literature (on-level options)

Students in grades 11 and 12 select four semester-long courses from standard-level options to earn a total of two credits in ELA.  Students are invited to take additional Explorations courses for English or elective credit.  When designing your schedule, keep in mind that the Upper Arlington School District and the UAHS Language Arts Department highly recommend that secondary students take four years of English courses. 

Semester-long College Credit Plus courses and year-long AP and IB courses are offered separately FOR EACH SEMESTERPlease note: not all classes are offered each semester.

Due to changing enrollment/staffing, students selecting semester course offerings are asked to identify 1st choice with 1-2 alternatives.

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Note: All students are invited to take any semester-long ELA Explorations courses for additional English or elective credit. When designing your schedule, keep in mind that the Upper Arlington School District and the UAHS Language Arts Department highly recommend that secondary students take four years of English courses. 

AP English Options

IB Language and Literature

College Credit Plus English Options

Note: All students are invited to take any semester-long ELA Explorations courses for additional English or elective credit. When designing your schedule, keep in mind that the Upper Arlington School District and the UAHS Language Arts Department highly recommend that secondary students take four years of English courses. 

English Electives