9th Grade:  Course Descriptions

  • Humanities/English:  Humanities 1C is a basic introductory course for ninth grade students. It combines English and social studies so that teachers and students can work together to examine selected topics of importance. Basic communication skills such as language, composition, spelling, reading, and library/study skills will be emphasized. Students will be introduced to different forms of literature such as narrative poetry, the short story, and essays. Students are also introduced to social science skills that combine concepts and practical application. Emphasis in all areas of learning is placed on subject matter fundamentals and development of study skills through the problem‑solving approach to learning. This course meets the University of California “b” English and “g” elective requirements.

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10th Grade:  Course Descriptions



11th Grade:  Course Descriptions


12th Grade

  • AP Literature

  • ERWC--Expository Reading and Writing

  • Lit and Social Justice

  • Shakespeare

  • Film as Literature:  This college preparatory course is introducing students to the most influential medium of our time: film has become the most popular source of current issues and reflection of our changing world. The class also prepares for the rigor of higher education by introducing students to discourse discussion, critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate effectively both in reading and writing. The curriculum is organized into ten learning units that uses films such as The Breakfast Club, The Hurt Locker or Shawshank Redemption (to name a few) to introduce to genre study, plot and character analysis and the cultural and historical importance of film. At the end of this course students will have gained a profound insight into film and a critical awareness of mass media. This class is highly recommended for all students interested in the visual and performing arts; film, video and theatre production; gaming design and pop culture. In addition to its core curriculum, the course will also take care of the career write-up portion of their senior exhibition.

Humanities Support Teacher

Steele Canyon High School, A California Charter School 

12440 Campo Road, Spring Valley, CA 91978 


AP Fax: (619) 660-7198 
Finance Fax: (619) 660-7002 
Registrar Fax: (619) 660-7197 

9th & 11th: 619-660-3532

10th & 12th: 619-660-3531
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off-campus pass: (619) 660-3533

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