The Douglas County High School English Department offers a wide
range of courses to help students develop their ability to read and
analyze a variety of texts and to write and speak fluently.
All 9th and 10th grade students complete either English I and English II or
English I Honors and English II Honors. These required, foundational
courses embrace the philosophy of the IB Middle Years Program by
developing students who engage in intellectual challenge, make
connections between their studies in traditional subjects and the real
world, and develop skills for communication, intercultural
understanding and global engagement. Students study literary classics
and a range of modern writings from an international perspective.
Students focus on writing and speaking with clarity, coherence, and
fluency as they explore significant literary works in all genres: short
stories, poetry, novels, drama, and nonfiction.
Junior and Senior students have many English courses to choose from
including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate Diploma
Programme classes. Please see the Language and Literature section of
the Academic Planning Guide on the DCHS home page for current
offerings and descriptions of each course.