Mr. Demarie Brown

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Mr. Demarie Brown

English 9
Recommended Preparatory Courses: None
Graduation Requirement: First year English
College Entrance Requirement: Meets university “b” requirement
May Repeat for Credit: No

This class is designed to develop the student’s ability in
reading, writing, literature study and oral communication.
Writing assignments will emphasize fluency, revision, and
proofreading skills. The course contains assignments in
writing and interviewing. Students read a minimum of four
books as whole class instruction, two of them core works,
in addition to their own choice of books each six weeks.
Students also keep a portfolio of their writings.

 English 10
Recommended Preparatory Courses: First year English
Graduation Requirement: Second year English
College Entrance Requirement: Meets university “b”
requirement
May Repeat for Credit: No

This course is designed to increase the students’ skills in
writing analytical essays and autobiographical essays. It
prepares them to use higher levels of critical thinking when
studying novels, plays, short stories, and poetry and writing
about these works. Students study at least four books as
whole class instruction, three of them core works, in
addition to their own choice of books each six weeks. They
write a minimum of four essays using the Bay Area Writing
approach to writing; personal journals and personal
anecdotes are included.

Physical Education
Recommended Preparatory Courses: None
Graduation Requirement: 1st year P.E.
College Entrance Requirement: None
May Repeat for Credit: No

Core 9 Physical Education is State Course 1 that covers the
framework and standards, health-related physical fitness
standards, and the State Mandated Fitness Test executed in
the spring of the ninth grade year. Students demonstrate
knowledge of and competence in motor skills, movement
patterns, and strategies needed to perform a variety of
physical activities.

PE General Activities
Recommended Preparatory Courses: PE 9 and/or PE 10
Graduation Requirement: Second year PE
College Entrance Requirement: None
May Repeat for Credit: No

Physical Education General Activities is designed to
introduce, develop and improve basic skills and knowledge
in each sport. General Activities include team and
individual activities: softball, soccer, tennis, volleyball,
basketball, and flag football; may include: swimming,
aerobics and other activities. As skill improves, more
advanced techniques and strategies will be introduced to
students.