The West Hartford English curriculum is comprised of full-year freshman, sophomore, and junior courses plus a variety of full-year and semester courses for seniors. While courses vary in content, focus, and level of difficulty, core academic skills - literature and language study, writing, and critical thinking - receive careful attention in every course. In addition to helping students develop interest and proficiency in these areas, English teachers provide students with extended and individual assistance through the teacher-student conferences, portfolio work, and preparation for graduation requirements.

After completing the required English 9 and English 10 courses, students choose among the elective offerings for a program suitable to their preparation for college or career. To meet district and state requirements, all students must earn four English credits. Three of those credits must be earned in full-year courses.

grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12

Full Year Courses: 

  • Honors English 9
  • English 9











Full Year Courses: 

  • Honors English 10
  • English 10











Full Year Courses: 

  • AP English Language & Composition 
  • American Literature - Conard only
  • World Literature  - Hall only









Full Year Courses: 

  • AP English Literature & Composition (ECE)*
  • Contemporary Composition(ECE)*
  • Women's Literature (ECE)*
  • British Literature - Hall only

Semester Courses: 

  • Contemporary Journalism
  • The Language of Poetry and Lyrics
  • Monsters and Mythos
  • Creative Writing - Hall Only
  • Writing: Description & Narration - Hall Only
  • Writing: Argument & Persuasion - Hall Only

*Students in this course may earn UConn credit for this course (English 1007 Seminar & Studio in Academic Writing & Multimodal Composition) if they get a C or above on the writing projects throughout the school year. The writing tasks will vary in length, but by the end of fourth quarter, students will have composed 25-30 pages of revised academic writing.