The curriculum for twelfth grade English course prepares the student for the rigors of post-high school learning and education. The focus of the class is a survey of English Literature from Beowulf to modern times. There is a concentration on drama and the novel, with additional time spent on a mixture of short stories, poetry, and essays. Students are required organize, complete, and present written and speaking assignments that are designed to meet the needs of the college-bound student. Writing research papers is also an area of concentration, along with sharpening grammatical, organizational, and speaking skills.