English 12 Literature & Composition AP

  • English Literature and Composition, Advanced Placement, is an advanced placement course based on content established by the College Board. An AP English course in Literature and Composition engages students in the careful reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature.  Through the close reading of selected texts,students deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure for their readers. As they read, students consider a work's structure, style, and themes as well as such smaller-scale elements as the use of figurative language, imagery,symbolism, and tone. The course includes intensive study of representative works from various genres and periods,concentrating on works of recognized literary merit.  A comprehensive description of this course can be found on the College Board AP Central Course Description web page at:  http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/descriptions/index.html 


    The State of Indiana requires students to sit for AP exams in order to qualify for the Academic Honors Diplomas as well as the new Graduation Pathway requirements.  Therefore, any student at Noblesville High School enrolled in a College Board Advanced Placement course will be required to sit for the corresponding exam.  Cumulative grade point averages will be re-calculated retroactively without the grade weight for students who do not take the exam.  The cost of AP assessments are decided by the College Board; however, the cost of this exam is currently covered by the State of Indiana.


    Prerequisites: Language Arts Standardized scores 95th percentile; Previous regular English grade of A OR Honors level English grade of A or B

      • One year course, two credits
      • College Board does NOT designate the grade level (Grade 11 or 12) when this course should be offered.
      • Fulfills an English/Language Arts requirement for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas