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AP Literature and Composition

  • We will focus on close reading of texts and analytical thinking skills 

  • We will study literary works from around the world and throughout the centuries 

  • A score of 3, 4, or 5 on the AP exam will earn credit at most colleges around the country 

What We Do: 

  • Read novels, plays, short stories and poems…inside and outside of class 

  • Timed writings 

  • Timed AP practice tests/group challenges 

  • Group projects 

  • Try new reading strategies, like dialectical journals, annotating a text, Emerson notes, group discussions, Socratic seminars, literature circles 

Cost:  $100 test fee ($55 reduced).  $50($30) deposit due with application. 

Why Take This Course?


  • Reading, writing, thinking, and speaking are fundamental skills needed for any career 

  • Many colleges require more than one English course 

  • AP courses stand out on transcripts which lead to college acceptance offers and scholarship offers as well as awards in high school 

  • You are graded on a 10-point scale and receive an extra quality point! 

  • It is skills based…not content based 

  • Students will develop a knowledge of our literary history as well as improve their writing skills. 


To request more information:

Shannon Babin