Course title

Adv Comp Hon


Completion of Honors English 9 with a grade of B or better or English 9 with a grade of an A, Qualify on Placement Rubric, self-reflection on “Am I an Honors Student?” and College Writplacer Test Scores if taking Dual Enrollment

Course description

This is a fast-paced college-level composition course that requires mastery in grammar and conventions; as assignments focus on modes of writing; author voice; and stylistic techniques. Students are engaged in a rigorous writing program while meeting the Arizona Common Core Standards as described above in English 10 with a greater level of challenge and complexity in many of the texts. This course also aligns with the National Collegiate Honors Council’s expectations for university Honors course pedagogy. The course format will follow these objectives in the delivery of the content: 1. Discussion and writing are the hallmarks of Honors classes. Students will consistently use writing; both in class and out; as a means to express ideas and prepare for discussions. 2. The course is discussion-oriented rather than lecture. The instructor provides background to inform the discussion and guide the research; as students are given time in advance to read; research and prepare their responses in writing. 3. Students work to develop the ability to think about a broad range of ideas and come to understand how scholars and artists work by reading and responding to primary source material; by exploring issues and problems in depth rather than quickly and superficially; and by being carefully exposed to and guided through the methods of many disciplines. Students learn to see the broad implications of each issue; as well as learning to analyze and synthesize the material. 4. Students work to become more independent as critical thinkers; demonstrating the ability to use knowledge and logic when discussing an issue or an idea; while considering the consequences of their ideas; for themselves; for others; and for society. The classroom environment is open to many perspectives and points of view; where students are encouraged to take intellectual risks and feel safe doing so.

School country

United States

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School city


High school

Horizon Honors High

School / district Address

16233 S 48th Street

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Requested competency code


Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • ENGL
  • 4 years of English

Approved date

Online / Virtual