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English

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 

Welcome to the O'Connor English Department. 

Please be patient as we are a work in progress website.

Here at O'Connor, we believe in setting high standards of rigor and personal responsibility with each of our students.  Every teacher is committed to the success of each student and works diligently to aid in the educational growth of the young men and women in their charge. All English teachers are governed by the department guidelines as set forth by the Northside district office and then adapted to fit O'Connor's unique student demographic.


We offer many exciting subjects for our students to choose from that meet the student where they are academically and inspire them to learn more.  We offer English 1, English 2, English 3, English 4, English 4 College Prep, Academic Decathlon, Creative Writing/ Literary Magazine, Literary Magazine 1 & 2, Media Literacy, Junior / Senior Seminar, and Communication Applications (Speech)* at varied levels. We use technology in the classroom, as well as differentiated, interactive learning to engage students.  

To challenge your student, O’Connor offers many upper-level English electives and advanced courses that provide the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.  Last year, our students earned numerous hours of college credits in English, and we expect even more this year!    In addition to our course selection, we also offer English based Clubs and extracurriculars to provide even more opportunities for your student to grow or explore their literary passion.

Advanced Placement/Dual Credit Summer Assignments for the 2019-20 school year:

  • English 1 PAP
  • English 2 PAP
  • English 3 AP / AP-Dual
  • English 4 AP / AP-Dual
  • English 4 College Prep
  • English 4 Honors-Dual

 


Clubs:

LITERARY MAGAZINE JAKE BECKWITH H209 DURING 5TH
BOOK CLUB MICHELLE AUTRY p 25 Tues. 4:25 to 5:15

Points of Contact:

General Questions:  Greg Scherrer Dept Coordinator  210-397-4800  jennifer.cain@nisd.net

AP/ DUAL Credit: Rachel Hinojoza 


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