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English Program

 

Thirty-two (32) week English programs are offered for Levels I - VII (designed for average 6th-12th graders). Our courses provide instruction in vocabulary, grammar, writing, and literature. You can review information for each level below.

(NOTE: outlines & sample lessons are subject to change, with minor updates as necessary.)

Each of our English courses is $330 and runs for 32 weeks.

Please enroll your student based on their skill set in writing. Do not enroll based on age or grade level alone. We strongly encourage you to read the placement information provided HERE

 

 

level I // 6th grade

the beginning middle school student

  • 2-3 hours per week

  • 80 vocab words covered

  • basic, thorough grammar

  • writing lessons focused on summary & composition skills

  • literature lessons focused on basic elements of literature, summaries, and characters

  • 450-600 word research project

level ii // 7th grade

the progressing middle school student

  • 2.5-3.5 hours per week

  • 100 vocab words covered

  • basic, thorough grammar

  • writing lessons focused on the five-paragraph essay

  • literature lessons focused on summaries, characters, theme, and connections

  • 600-800 word research project

level iii // 8th grade

the experienced middle school student

  • 2.5-3.5 hours per week

  • 120 vocab words covered

  • thorough grammar lessons

  • writing lessons focused on essays of 6-10 paragraphs

  • literature lessons focused on stronger reading comprehension and essay-style responses

  • 800-1,000 word research project

level IV // 9th grade

the high school student with basic essay experience

  • 3.5-4.5  hours per week

  • 120 vocab words covered

  • thorough grammar lessons

  • writing lessons focused on review and practice of all major essay forms

  • literature lessons focused on stronger reading comprehension and essay-style responses

  • 1,200-1,500 word research project

level V // 10th grade

the skilled high school writer

  • 3.5-4.5 hours per week

  • 140 vocab words covered

  • thorough, advanced grammar

  • writing lessons focused on proper source use, expository thesis development and essay writing

  • literature lessons focused on more advanced analysis and expository-style responses

  • 1,500-2,000 word research project or elective

level VI // 11th grade

the advanced high school writer

  • 4-5 hours per week

  • 140 vocab words covered

  • thorough, advanced grammar lessons

  • writing lessons focused on the persuasive thesis and essay

  • literature lessons focused on advanced analysis and persuasive responses

  • 2,000-2,500 word exploratory research project or elective

level VII // 12th grade

the college-preparatory high school student

  • 5-6  hours per week

  • 160 vocab words covered

  • advanced grammar lessons

  • writing lessons focused on rhetoric-style essays requiring strong critical thinking skills

  • literature lessons focused on advanced analysis and responses

  • 2,000-2,500 exploratory research paper