Creative Writing students who enjoy writing as a form of artistic expression will strengthen writing skills through specific prompts and writing assignments in various aspects of composition. Emphasis is given to the techniques of combining, rearranging, expanding, and subtracting to improve rhetoric and syntax.
This 3-week semester 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.
Shaneka Major is an experienced teacher with a Bachelor's degree in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. She holds a Master of Science degree in Exceptional Student Education. Within her fifteen years of being an educator, she has held the following positions: Classroom Instructor, ESE Specialist, ESE Facilitator, and Grade Level Assistant Principal. Currently, she teaches Composition and Grammar Honors as well as Junior High Journalism and she is the advisor to The Writer's Circle club.
Mariette Williams is a 15 year veteran English teacher. She holds a master's degree in English Education. Mariette also serves as the advisor for two high school publications: The Stallion Sentinel, the award winning student newsmagazine, and Perspectives, the award winning literary arts magazine. She also teaches Middle School Journalism, Creative Writing, and Poetry Reading and Writing. In her free time, she advises the Middle School Journalism Club, Live Poets Society, a spoken word poetry club, and she advises the Quill and Scroll Journalism Honor Society.
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.