English 9
English 9 is designed as a survey of literature and writing class to give students exposure to different genres and writing modes.
Grades are based on 80% proficiency.  What does this mean? This means students can no longer gather points to earn a grade, they must prove their skills in reading comprehension, analysis, and writing at grade level.  20% of the grade is based on assignments and classwork.  Though the percentage is not large, it is important that students view these tasks as building blocks or practice for the proficiency tasks.