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High School Language Arts

Bend-La Pine Schools' Language Arts program requires four full credits for graduation. The purpose of these courses is to support and develop a student's academic identity by expanding skills in the areas of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use. As part of their coursework, students will routinely identify their own topics of study in addition to experiencing diverse texts in a variety of mediums and genres.

Each high school offers a variety of course options through which students can fulfill these requirements. While the most typical option is the Lit and Comp 1-4 sequence, each site offers a small variety of alternatives including Career and Technical writing, Advanced Placement, and/or International Baccalaureate courses. Additionally, select courses are able to earn credit at both the high school and community college. Our school counselors are happy to explore the possibilities with you!

In alignment with the Common Core State Standards, all secondary grades pursue the College and Career Readiness Standards.

In response to the most research-supported methods of teaching in our Language Arts classrooms, cross-site teams have worked to create robust lists of reading options ranging from the classic to contemporary eras. For a complete list of the current options, please visit: