English 10 Honors
In tenth grade English Honors, students will read a variety of literature and informational texts in order to develop and master critical reading and thinking skills so that they might become informed and intelligent consumers of information and active contributors to their world while they attend and once they leave Duarte High. They will practice and hone their writing skills to ensure they are able to convey their thoughts and opinions in an educated, academic manner while also encouraging their natural creativity.
AP World Civilizations
The AP World History course focuses on developing students’ understanding of the world history from approximately 8000 BCE to the present. This college-level course has students investigate the content of world history for significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in six historical periods, and develop and use the same thinking skills and methods (analyzing primary and secondary sources, making historical comparisons, chronological reasoning, and argumentation) employed by historians when they study the past. The course also provides five themes (interaction between humans and the environment; development; creation, expansion, and interaction of economic systems; development and transformation of social structures) that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places encompassing the five major geographical regions of the globe: Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania.
The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an
introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course
engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of
imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways
writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As
they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes,
as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism,
and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and
argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret