St. Christopher offers a full-range of academic and elective courses. Our course offerings are aligned with Washington State graduation requirements and allow students to pursue a post-secondary education. Our courses each year vary depending on the needs of our students. Below you will find a sample of our English curriculum. Please contact our office for a visit to our school where our teachers can speak to you one on one about our curriculum.

St. Christopher Academy English courses are designed to develop and enhance reading and writing skills. This will be done through weekly vocabulary and grammar lessons, reading a variety of literature which may include but is not limited to novels, stories, plays and poetry, answering comprehension questions and writing essays, short stories and research papers. The course is designed mainly as a student-centered working environment, with some lectures and teacher-oriented activities taking place. When appropriate, students will be able to view videos about authors being studied or stories/books being read.

Students will learn how to:

  • Identify all parts of a sentence
  • Expand the use of their vocabulary
  • Improve reading comprehension
  • Recognize and write in different writing styles
  • Research using books and the internet
  • Develop organizational skills

English 9
Diary of Anne Frank: Anne Frank
Tuesdays with Morrie: Mitch Albom
Romeo and Juliet: William Shakespeare

English 10
A Night to Remember: Walter Lord
Hiroshima: John Hersey
The Giver: Lois Lowry

English 11
With Every Drop of Blood: James and Christopher Collier
Freedom Writer's Diary: The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell
A Midsummer Night's Dream: William Shakespeare

English 12
The Color of Water: James McBride
Snow Falling on Cedars: David Guterson
The Five People You Meet in Heaven: Mitch Albom

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