The Lisle Senior High School English program furthers the continuum of rigor and academic excellence introduced at Lisle Junior High School. The four- year senior high school program focuses on composition, language, and literature and is designed to encourage students to become critical and analytical readers, logical and insightful thinkers, and skilled users of written and oral communication. The curriculum offers the opportunity for students to hone their language potential in courses that are challenging but commensurate with their abilities while preparing them to engage in a complex, dynamic society. Students who successfully complete the required eight credits for graduation will meet both the career and college readiness standards as outlined in the Illinois State Standards.
Four units of credit are required to graduate from Lisle Senior High School. English I, II, and III are required for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. However, juniors entering into the Advanced Placement program will be exempt from the English III requirement. Seniors must select at least two units of credit from the offered senior electives. One unit must come from the area of writing and composition (denoted by asterisk below). It is the responsibility of the student to see that all English requirements are satisfied. Colleges vary in what is required for admission. Students should check with the colleges they are considering before senior year begins to determine if the classes selected meet the individual college’s criteria.
Homework is a necessary part of the District's instruction program. Homework is assigned to further a student's educational development and is an application or adaptation of a classroom experience. Homework is defined as any assignment which extends outside of the normal school day, i.e.. - worksheets, projects, essays, presentations, etc.