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Advanced Placement English Online Course

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Books on Bookshelf for Reading in Online Wisconsin High School AP English CourseTake AP English online and earn 1.0 English credits toward your high school diploma & qualify for college credit. It's free for Wisconsin students.

AP English


Advanced Placement English 12 is recommended for the college bound student. Passing of the course as well as a score of 3 or higher on the AP English Literature & Composition Exam will result in the student earning college retro-credits.

AP English will engage students in a rigorous study of literature ranging from early texts such as Sophocles' Oedipus Rex and Homer's The Odyssey to twentieth century poetry and fiction. Students will learn to synthesize textual details and historical context and express their thoughts effectively in writing.

The overall purpose of the class is to not only prepare students for the AP Exam, but to also foster an enjoyment of and respect for literature. The text for this course is Perrine's Literature: Structure, Sound & Sense (10th ed). Students are responsible for acquiring their own copy of the text. A limited amount of texts are available for loan, CONTACT COURSE INSTRUCTOR! Please see the course reading list for additional texts.

Learning Targets:

T1 = Communication Target: Students can effectively communicate for a variety of purposes to a variety of audiences. (writing, speaking, digital media)

T2 = Reading Target: Students can comprehend and evaluate both fiction and nonfiction texts.

T3 = Language Target: Students can use a wide variety of words effectively, including general vocabulary and specific literary terms, and adhere to the standard rules of English grammar when communicating.

T4 = Research & Inquiry Target: Students can conduct research for a variety of purposes (evaluating sources for validity and appropriateness), and provide accurate citations.


Either of the 9th Grade English Classes:

English 9  Honors English 9

And Either of the 10th Grade English Classes:

English 10  Honors English 10

And One of These Junior Year Electives:

American Literature  Honors American Literature  British Literature


Full Year

Grade Level:

12th Grade

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