203 English Skills I

2 semesters, 1 credit

Open to freshmen.

Prerequisite: Based on teacher/guidance counselor recommendation and test scores.

Students will work with an English instructor to supplement their work in English I. Assignments and independent reading that may be assigned to English I students as homework may be completed in this class with instructor support. A portion of this class will be dedicated to giving students time to work on non-English class assignments that may require reading and/or writing assistance. In addition, students will apply organizational skills, time management techniques, test-taking strategies, memorization techniques, reading comprehension skills, and other skills to improve academic success.


By the completion of this course, students will be able to…

  1. Identify iPad applications that will promote success on standardized tests.
  2. Self-advocate inside and outside of the school setting.
  3. Identify organizational skills/tools to aid in organization. 
  4. Identify applications that will promote success in core classes. 
  5. Identify Study Skills to achieve success on core tests. 
  6. Budget time, plan a weekly schedule, and set up meetings as needed in order to promote self-advocacy.
  7. Identify post-secondary goals and develop a plan to attain the goals. 


By the completion of this course, students will know…

  1. Reading comprehension strategies 
  2. Writing strategies 
  3. Standardized test preparation strategies 

This curriculum was last updated on January 27, 2021, by the English Department.