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Language Arts

In language arts classes at Boulder High, students develop their critical thinking, reading, and writing skills.‚Äč

Boulder High School Language Arts Department provide students with the opportunity to become flexible writers who can compose in a variety of modes and for a variety of purposes. 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. Language arts offers advanced courses at the freshman and sophomore levels and Advanced Placement courses at the junior and senior levels. We also provide a variety of communication, literature, and writing electives including Newspaper, Yearbook, Theater, Public Speaking, and Video & Film Production.

Summer Reading/Assignments for Language Arts at BHS

BVSD Graduation Requirements

Minimum Required Courses

APG: BVSD Graduation Requirements -LA

Language Arts: 40 credits in grades 9–12 

  • 10 in 9th Grade English Language Arts, grade 9 
  • 10 in 10th Grade English Language Arts, grade 10 
  • 10 in 11th Grade English Language Arts, grade 11 
  • 5 in Communication courses, grades 9–12
  • 5 in Language Arts Elective courses, grades 9–12 

Language Arts Courses

The Academic Planning Guide (APG) and the course selection videos on the BHS Academic Planning Website are great resources to use when selecting your courses.  This list of courses provides the most up to date course offering information including the course number, course description, credits and requirements.  The Curriculum Essentials Document also provides useful information. For NCAA Course eligibility, please view the BHS NCAA Information Website.

CU Succeed

The CU Succeed Program collaborates with high schools all over Colorado to give students the opportunity to gain exposure to actual college courses. Students enroll in University of Colorado, Denver courses, that are located at their high school and taught by qualified lecturers at a reduced tuition rate.

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Meet Our Language Arts Teachers

Anna Blanco

Job Title: Literacy Interventionist-HS
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School: 720-561-2045

Mary Butler

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School: 720-561-2269

Jill Campbell

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School: 720-561-2206

Laura Cornacchione

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School: 720-561-2288

Mary Rose Donahue

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School: 720-561-3523

Jennifer Douglas-Larsson

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School: 720-561-2382

Holly Gossard

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School: 720-561-2317

Theresa Reali

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School: 720-561-5749

Andrea Rossin

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School: 720-561-2177

Marlee Smith

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School: 720-561-2332

Matthew Spurlin

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School: 720-561-4226

Alicia Urie

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School: 720-561-2278

Adam Wildstein

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School: 720-561-2339

Jonathan Wright

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School: 720-561-2253
Website (Personal): http://lawright.org/