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English Department

 

Department Head: Simone Spearman

 

English Department Staff Information

 

Teacher’s Name

Room Number

Classes

Voicemail

528-5260

Email

@srcs.k12.ca.us

Leslie Armstrong

J-212

10 Ac English

11 Ac English

6626

larmstrong

Jacob Boulais

D-1

Ac English

12 Ac English

6672

jboulais

Karen Coster

J-214

10 Honors English

10 Ac English

Early College Magnet

5230

kcoster

Anjuli Hollman

J-106

9 Ac English

Student Government

7766

ahollman

Jenna Jewell

J-101

9 Ac English

9 Honors English

6602

jjewell

Dr. Morgan Marchbanks

J-209

10 Ac English

11 Ac English

6661

mmarchbanks

Marcy Martell

J-216

Intensive English 9th/12th

Intensive English Lab

6603

mmartell

Clare Mata

J-215

11 Ac English

12 Ac English

12 AP Literature

6613

cmata

Tony Slaten

J-204

10 Ac English

12 AC English

6675

aslaten

Simone Spearman

J-213

11 AP Language/Composition

9 Ac English

6654

sspearman

Sarah Walls

J-103

10 Honors English

Sheltered English

6622

swalls

 

English Department Information

 

Graduation Requirements for English: 40 units and completion of English classes at each grade level

University of California and California State University Requirements: 4 years of Academic, Honors or Advanced Placement classes

Standards Based Courses:
The Santa Rosa City School District has adopted both content and performance standards for all core courses in the subject areas of English, math, science and social studies. Guidelines for scheduling are:

Academic (AC) Classes: Challenging classes that meet University of California State University entrance requirements

  • 9th and 10th Grades: Use the Prentice Hall textbook series

  • 11th and 12th Grades: Use a combination of Prentice Hall textbooks as well as novels

Honors (H) Level: Honors classes are more rigorous and challenging than AC designated classes. They cover subject matter in greater detail and offer more in-depth instruction. Honors classes meet University of California and California state University entrance requirements. In addition, these classes are considered “weighted,” allowing students to receive a GPA for a grade of “C” or better. For example, a grade of “B” in an honors class is counted as an “A” toward a student’s grade point average. Students in these classes may also be required to complete homework over the summer.

  • We are currently offering 9th Honors English as well as 10th Honors English
     

Advanced Placement (AP): Classes provide students with rigorous, college level curriculum in a variety of academic subjects. Students who successfully pass the AP test in a specific subject are eligible to receive college credit when they enroll in a two or four year college after completing high school. AP classes are considered “weighted,” allowing students to receive a higher GPA for a grad of “C” or better. Students should see their school counselor for more information. Students in these classes may also be required to teach homework over the summer. We are currently offering the following AP classes in English:

  • Advanced Placement Language Composition (11th Grade)

  • Advanced Placement Literature and Composition (12th Grade)

Other English Classes offered on Campus include:

Strategic English: This class is an additional English class in combination with an Academic English class for 9th and 10th grade students. This class will help students who need additional support in the area of reading and writing while using the Prentice Hall textbook series

 

Sheltered English: This class is designed to help 11th and 12th grade students develop their skills in English by placing an emphasis on reading, writing, listening and speaking

 

Language! Levels A-D: These semester long courses offer a comprehensive, cumulative and sequential curriculum designed to help students read and write at their grade level