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Summer Assignments 2013-14

In the Locker below, you can access this year's summer assignments.

English 9 H is the advanced course taken in the 9th grade.

English 10 H is the advanced course taken in the 10th grade.

AP Language is the AP course taken in the 11th grade.

AP Literature is the AP course taken in the 12th grade.

Media Academy Students (11th and 12th) next year, who are taking AP, are taking AP Literature

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English Electives!

The English Department also offers several elective courses:



Creative Writing

About the English Department

The English Department at San Rafael High School is committed to the belief that all students deserve a rigorous, challenging, and interesting education!  We believe that by reading, discussing and writing about important ideas, our students learn the language arts skills they will need to be successful throughout school and their lives.

Course of Study

College Prep & Honors/AP

The College Preparatory Curriculum (CP) exposes students to curriculum approved for entrance into CSU/UC's. 9th and 10th grade students may take honors courses which are designed for reading and writing at an advanced level.  In the 11th and 12th grade students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement English classes for which they may be eligible to receive college credit. 

English Language Development (ELD)

Students who are learning English as a second language, the English Department provides a course of study in English Language Development (ELD).  This series of classes is designed to teach students oral English and literacy skills.   The ELD program is organized to allow students as many academic options as possible.  


Strategic support English 9 and 10.  These courses provide students with additional support in mastering college preparatory English coursework.

CAHSEE Prep.  This class supports students who need additional help to pass CAHSEE.

See the planning guide for full course descriptions of all classes.


English/ELD Course Offerings

English 9 P / H; English 10 P / H; English 11 P / AP; English 12 P / AP; English CAHSEE; English Support 9/10

English 1 Newcomers; English 2 Beginning;  ELD 2; English 3 Intermediate ELD 3; English 4 Advanced; ELD 4


English Department

Allan, Stewart
Arndt, Brent
Berenson, Kendra
Bond, Mr.
Boris, Evan
Cortez, Marcos
Fowler, Kim
Hager, Cynthia
Nolan, Sean
Ryan, Janet
Simenstad, Chris
Thurston, Jeannine

ELD English Language Development

Boitano-Macchello, Debbie
Fowler, Kim
Kim, Michael
Nolan, Sean