English 2 Honors is an advanced course, which complements the Social Studies Department's World History class by exploring universal themes evident in pieces from world literature. Students are exposed to a selection of great classics, from the ancients to the twentieth century, concentrating on the most renowned works from every culture and genre. Students will study vocabulary, grammar, and composition to construct a variety of written and oral pieces. The required research paper and speech assignments provide practice in research methods and documentation, MLA compliance, self-expression, and organization skills.
Honors level classes can expect more rigorous requirements for assignments and assessments.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of previous grade level Honors English with a “B+” or higher
This 6-week course is offered for first time credit, for credit grade replacement, or for non-credit enrichment in preparation for taking the course in the future. Please check with your school regarding credit from outside institutions.
Maryanne Hurtado is a twenty-year veteran English teacher who began teaching at American Heritage in 2000. She is currently the High School English Department Chairperson and the lead English I Honors teacher. Maryanne earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Salem State University and holds teacher certifications in Florida and Massachusetts.
A class may be canceled if fewer than 6 students enroll, and a specific teacher is not guaranteed. It is the parents’ responsibility to check with their child's school when seeking credit for a course. For online courses, the students’ cameras MUST be turned on at all times, and attendance is mandatory. To protect the privacy rights of all, there is absolutely no videotaping or recording by students during the course. Students must be age appropriate for the course, and all students must adhere to proper online etiquette. For online courses, young children must be supervised by a parent at all times.