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Contact Danielle Ash  Danielle Ash (408) 423-2871 6th Grade, Yearbook Teacher
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Contact Amy Armenta  Amy Armenta (408) 423-2924 English Teacher
Contact Danielle Ash  Danielle Ash (408) 423-2871 6th Grade, Yearbook Teacher
Contact Rachel Clark  Rachel Clark (408) 423-2952 6th Grade Teacher
Contact Caitlin Dinneen  Caitlin Dinneen (408) 423-2921 6th Grade Teacher
Contact Mary Fries  Mary Fries (408) 423-2954 6th Grade Teacher
Contact Jennifer Germann  Jennifer Germann (408) 423-2856 ex: 2856 Resource Teacher
Contact Leslie P Heidig  Leslie P Heidig (408) 423-2928 English Teacher
Contact Stefanie Hull  Stefanie Hull (408) 423-2916 ex: 2916 8th Grade English Teacher
Contact Robin Hulsey  Robin Hulsey (408) 423-2843 ResourceTeacher
Contact Margaret Jackson  Margaret Jackson (408) 423-2966 Read 180 / EL Teacher
Contact Lisa Johnson  Lisa Johnson (408) 423-2927 English Teacher
Contact Ivy Lazaro  Ivy Lazaro (408) 423-2929 Resource Teacher
Contact Ashley McCole  Ashley McCole (408) 423-2959 6th Grade Teacher
Contact John Sugrue  John Sugrue (408) 423-2930 ex: 2930 6th Grade Teacher

English

English honors for 7th & 8th Grade - Given 4/20-4/23

Course Description: 

English Honors is an accelerated course designed for students who want to have a deeper understanding of English Language-Arts. This course teaches students to read closely, delve deeply, and analyze thoroughly both fiction and non-fiction works, and use strong rhetorical and composition skills. Students will be required to read higher-level texts independently.  Students are expected to write informative/explanatory, narrative, and argumentative pieces throughout the year. Oral presentations will be emphasized through whole class, small group, and formal presentations. Creative projects will also be offered throughout the year. All essays, discussions, and projects will emphasize critical thinking skills and literary analysis. The class works at a faster pace and will require more independent, self-driven work.

Application process 

  • Students are encouraged to discuss this course option with their families at home prior to filling out the application in order to make an informed decision
  • English teachers will assign the English Honors application through a Google Form during one class period the week following Spring Break (4/20-4/23)

Important details

  • This decision, once made, is a year-long commitment, so it is important that you make the best decision for yourself 
  • Other data points that will be looked at: ELA/Reading grades and Fall RI scores (**due to current events, we will not use PBA scores)

  • Embedded in the application is a Student Agreement that outlines the expectations for the honors course. Students applying for Honors must complete the Student Agreement.

SRI Proficiency Bands

Students take the SRI twice a year, fall and spring. The table below lists the SRI Proficiency Bands for Santa Clara Unified School District.  These bands represent the target Year-End Proficiency Lexile Ranges for SCUSD. 

Grade Below Basic Basic Proficient Advanced
6 BR 729 730-924 925-1070 1071-1700+
7 BR 769 770-969 970-1120 1121-1700+
8 BR 789 790-1009 1010-1185 1186-1700+
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