National Advanced Placement Program

College Board Resources:
College Board  is the organization that manages, writes, and distributes testing materials fo SAT, AP exams, CLEP exams, and other testing materials.
Click on these links for a description of AP English Literature and Composition and AP English Language and Composition  from the College Board.

Enrollment Criteria for Tomah High School AP English Classes

   Incoming Freshmen 
  • “A” or “B” in English 8 and Reading 8 AND teacher recommendation
  • Portfolio documenting work equivalent to  English 8
    • A minimum of two of the following writing samples (Wisconsin State Standard B.8.1.):
      • Narrative essay
      • Descriptive essay
      • Expository essay
      • Persuasive Essay
      • WKCE Writing Prompt (8th grade standardized test) 
  • Knowledge of Standard Grammar and Writing Conventions (Wisconsin State Standard B.8.3.)
    • Sample Test
    • Key to Test
    • Other writing samples not listed above
   Current High School Students and Transfer Students
  • “A” or “B” in English with teacher recommendation based on writing samples and/or Standard Grammar and Writing Conventions Test (Wisconsin State Standard B.8.3)
  • “A” or “B” in pre-requisite AP Prep or AP English course
Summer Reading Requirements:

I. All students freshman through junior grade levels:  Please read a minimum of two novels that appear on our Tomah High School AP Reading List during the summer.

II. Required documentation for freshmen and sophomores enrolled in Pre-AP I and Pre-AP II:
        A.  English 9 AP Prep Summer Reading Letter and Explanation 2013
        B.  English 10 AP Prep Summer Reading Letter and Explanation 2013
        C.  One Summer Reading Log for first novel
               Blank Summer Reading Log for freshman and sophomore level
               1. Sample Reading Log 
               2. Sample Reading Log 
         D. One book journaled chapter by chapter
               1. Blank Reading Journal 2013for first of two required novels
               2.  Sample journal page with answers 2013
III. Required documentation for juniors enrolled in AP III Literature and Composition:
         A.  AP Literature and Composition Summer Reading Letter and Explanation 2013
         B. Book Review Form for required novel for juniors
         C. Sample Book Review Essay
         D. Read Hamlet and complete journal:  Shakespeare Act and Scene Journal 2013
IV. Required documentation for AP IV Language and Composition:
       A. AP Language Letter Requirements 2013     
       B. Follow the letter requirements for your nonfiction book. This book must be preapproved by
            your AP Language teacher! Use contacts on the letter.
       C. Read Hamlet and complete the journal: Shakespeare Act and Scene Journal 2013

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