ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS
Welcome to the O'Connor English Department.
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 students 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 also offer courses with collaborative teacher settings and courses that focus on successful end of course completion. 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 2021-22 school year:
- English 1 Advanced
- English 2 Advanced
- English 3 AP
- English 4 AP / Dual
- English 4 On Ramps
Our students are dedicated to their extracurricular groups. We are proud of our numerous Speech and Debate victories we have had in the past few year.
1st Place UIL District Champions 2019, 2021
2nd Place UIL CX State 2021
1st and 2nd Place UIL District CX 2021
State Qualifiers 2019, 2020, 2021
Nationally Qualified 2019, 2021
Sponsor: Jake Beckwith
When: Meets during 5TH period
Where: Room H209
Sponsor: Katie Scott
Sponsor: Kate Jones
Sponsor: Star Samarripas
|OHS English Department|
English Dept. Chairperson: Greg Scherrer 210-397-3217 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AP/ DUAL Credit
Melanie Leija 210-397-4888 email: email@example.com