Welcome to English language arts
Working with the foundation laid in junior high, high school English moves into breaking boundaries of expression to match context with purpose, allowing students to find the best vessel to carry their ideas.
English 10C (Combined) puts all students in the same space and allows them to understand whether the 10-1 or 10-2 stream is most beneficial for their learning needs. Students enrolled in this course will finish with credits in either 10-1 or 10-2, depending on which course best highlights their strengths and abilities. A minimum mark of 50% in the previous English Language Arts course completed is highly recommended.
This course is also available at the AP level.
English 20-1 and 30-1 place emphasis on high-level critical and creative thinking, reading and writing. Successful completion of this stream is a requirement for post-secondary university programs. A minimum mark of 65% in the previous English Language Arts course completed is highly recommended.
These courses are also available at the AP level.
English 10-2, 20-2 and 30-2 engage with a variety of texts, including those that have practical applications and draw from daily life experiences. Successful completion of this stream fulfills the requirements for an Alberta High School Diploma and is also suitable for post-secondary requirements to many college programs.
Most frequent questions and answers
Students can expect a variety of text genres and types, some considered to be classics and some that are contemporary. Texts are chosen based on their potential for in-depth, open-ended discussions.
We have multiple tutoring programs developed locally and through the school district.
In junior high, we were introducing you to the typical expectations for conventions like paragraph structure and finding the meaning in a text. In high school, we gradually take off the training wheels and guide you toward developing your own structures and finding your own meanings.
While many university programs require English 30-1 for acceptance, this isn’t a hard and fast rule. There are many post-secondary programs that accept either English 30-1 or 30-2. Also, if a student starts with English 10-2, this doesn’t mean they have to stay in that stream. There are always options to switch into dash one classes down the road. Choose the program that will give you the best foundation in English Language Arts. Where you end up is up to you!