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English Department

The Compton High School English Language Arts courses are designed to prepare students in multiple areas of English Language Development. Courses range from Beginning English Language Development (ELD) to Advanced Placement Composition and Literature.  All of these courses are aligned with California State ELA course standards.  There are four genres which each course considers primary areas of focus: Vocabulary Development and Fluency,

Reading Comprehension, Writing (both grammar and applications), and Literary Response and Analysis. Success in each of these areas is essential so that students will be successful on the CST yearly exams, the California High School Exit Exam, CUSD Benchmark and Quarterly Exams, the SAT and ACT college entrance exams, and the Advanced Placement Exams.

English Teachers 

ELA Courses, Electives and Interventions

Core ELA Courses:

  • ELA I 
  • ELA II
  • ELA IV
  • ELD: Beginning ELD; Intermediate ELD; Advanced ELD

ELA AP Courses:

  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition

ELA Electives:


ELA Intervention:


  • Reading - Read 180
  • Achieve 3000