2022 - 2023 MCPS High School Course Bulletin

English Language Arts and Reading


Four credits in English are required for graduation: English 9, English 10, English 11 and English 12. Courses that satisfy theses requirements are described below: The goal of the English Language Arts program is to help students develop into literate, thoughtful communicators, capable of controlling language effectively as they negotiate an increasingly complex, information-rich world.  

Aligned with the ELA Common Core State Standards, all English courses give students opportunities to refine specific skills and strategies in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing to prepare them for the literacy demands of college and careers. Studying a variety of texts that are diverse in terms of cultural perspectives, time periods, and ideas about the human experience, students use evidence and reasoning to write increasingly complex arguments, analyses, and narratives.  As they develop more nuanced perspectives, students appreciate literature and media as catalysts for inquiry and reflection, readying them to participate in a civil and democratic society.  


Four Credits in English are Required for Graduation

GRADE 9
English 9A and 9B OR
English 9A and 9B Honors

GRADE 10
English 10A and 10B OR
English 10A and 10B Honors

GRADE 11
English 11A and 11B OR
English 11A and 11B Honors OR
Advanced Placement English

GRADE 12
English 12A and 12B OR
English 12A and 12B Honors OR
Advanced Placement English


ENG2000A / ENG2000BEnglish 9A
ENG2001A / ENG2001BEnglish 9A, Honors
ENG2002A / ENG2002BEnglish 10A
ENG2003A / ENG2003BEnglish 10A, Honors
ENG2004A / ENG2004BEnglish 11A
ENG2005A / ENG2005BEnglish 11 A, Honors
ENG2006A / ENG2006BEnglish 12A
ENG2007A / ENG2007BEnglish 12 A, Honors
ENG2031A / ENG2031BEnglish Langauge and Composition, AP A
ENG2032A / ENG2032BEnglish Literature and Composition, AP A
ENG2048A / ENG2048BCreative Writing A
ENG2069Informative and Argumentative Speaking
ENG2070Oral Interpretation and Media Study
ENG2053A / ENG2053BJournalism A: Editing, Gathering and Reporting the News
ENG2054Techniques of Advanced Journalism
ENG2055Publications Editing, Layout, and Business Management
ENG2033Culture in Literature
ENG2072Media In Society
ENG2073Literature As Film
ENG2039African American Literature
ENG2040Graphic Novel Literature
AMC2014TV Production 1
AMC2015TV Production 2
ENG2042Literacy in Digital Age 1
NSS2000College Test Prep
ENG2052Developmental Reading
ENG2051A / ENG2051BAcademic Reading A
ENG2019A / ENG2019BAcademic Reading A DP
ENG2018Basic Reading
ENG2065College Prep Literacy 1
ENG2066College Prep Literacy 2
ENG2042Literacy in Digital Age 1
ENG2067College Prep Literacy 3
ENG2068College Prep Literacy 4

International Baccalaureate (IB) English Courses

ENG2036A / ENG2036BIB English Literature 1A
ENG2037A / ENG2037BIB English Literature 2A
ENG2045A / ENG2045BIB English Language and Literature 1A
ENG2046A / ENG2046BIB English Language and Literature 2A
ENG2038IB Extended Essay