Advanced Placement English Language and Composition

Advanced Placement Language and Composition is a year-long class offered to juniors and seniors. This course provides a challenging environment for the advanced student who strives to go beyond competence to mastery. The focus of the class—as specified by the College Board—is on rhetoric (“the art of crafting effective texts for specific audiences”) and style (“the unique adaptation of language to ideas”). Its purpose is twofold: to prepare students for any and all writing they will encounter in the academic and professional environments, and to prepare them for the AP Language exam in the spring. In general, readings are non-fiction. Students apply their understanding of concepts through analysis of others’ writing and through production of their own exploratory works.  

Course Subject
Course Number
LA500A - LA500B
Grade Level
12
Course Duration
1 year
Course Credit
1 AP Weighted Credit
Prerequisite
Honors English 10 or CP English 11
Course Fee
none