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    My name is Mrs. Grbic (Pronounced GrrBick). I teach Junior and Senior Dual Enrollment English as an Adjunct Faculty with Phoenix College as well as CTE- Career and Technology Exploration 1. I am also the Dual Enrollment Coordinator and the AVID Co-Coordinator for Central High School. I obtained my Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in British Literature in the Spring of 2006 and I completed my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership (Administration) in the Summer of 2008.  I hold 5 teaching certifications from the Arizona Department of Education in 7th-12th grade English, K-12 Computer Science, and K-12 Career and Technical Education in Industrial and Emerging Technologies, Business and Marketing, and Education and Training. I also posses K-12 School Administration Certification.
     
     

    Room# 910 (7:30am-12:30pm) Ext. 47784

    Room# 815 (2:15pm-3:15pm) Ext. 47596

    Office Hours: 7:30am-3:30pm
     
    Tutoring Times: 7:30am-8am, Advisory Period, 6th Lunch, 3:15pm-3:30pm (please inform me when you plan on coming to tutoring)

    Description of the English Dual-Enrollment Program:

    The goal of this program is to integrate the study of literature with history, showing the progression of literary movements as results of the cultural and historical environment. This course will be examining dramatic, poetic, and prose genres with an emphasis on analysis and understanding, focusing on literary analysis of theme, character, and figurative language study.  The writing portion of the class will demand more mature writing from the students, with special emphasis on formal essays and prose, incorporating vocabulary reinforcement and grammar practice. All lesson plans are designed according to the Maricopa Community Colleges, and Phoenix Union High School Districts, and the College and Career Readiness Standards. 

     Individual Course Descriptions
     
    Senior Dual Enrollment (English 7/8 Honors, ENG 102 & ENH 110)

    ENG 102: Emphasis on rhetoric and composition with a focus on persuasive, research-based writing and understanding writing as a process. Developing advanced college-level writing strategies through three or more writing projects comprising at least 4,000 words in total. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101

     
    ENH 110: Introduction to literature through various forms of literary expression; e.g., poetry, drama, essay, biography, autobiography, short story, and novel, provides a global overview of literature with special emphasis on diverse cultural contributions. In this course, you will do a considerable amount of reading, literary analysis, and critical interpretation. Our primary goal is to enhance your understanding and appreciation of literature and enhance your ability to discuss, analyze and interpret literary works.  Prerequisites: None. 

    *Dual-Enrollment Description adapted from PUHSD Course Catalog:

    Dual Enrollment English is a university-level course for academically advanced students who have successfully taken English 1/2, 3/4 & 5/6 and are interested in continuing to study the subject at a more advanced level. Writing, speaking, and presentation skills are further refined in the context of all academic writing and creative writing. Students study the diverse cultures of the world through literary analysis of those cultural, historical and political events that have shaped the human experience. Library research leads to the production of an extensive research paper.

     
     Junior Dual Enrollment (English 5/6 Honors, ENG 101 & ENH 111)

    ENG 101: Emphasis on Rhetoric and composition with a focus on expository writing and understanding writing as a process. Establishing effective college-level writing strategies through four or more writing projects comprising of at least 3,000 words in total. Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG 091 or ESL 097.

     
    ENH 111: Introduction to the foundations and diversity of American culture through a survey of its literature, including minority and women writers. Exploration of various facets of American culture including frontier, regional, rural, and urban life; ethnic, racial, and immigrant experience; and political and social philosophies. Prerequisites: None.

    *Dual-Enrollment Description adapted from PUHSD Course Catalog:

    Dual Enrollment English is a university-level course for academically advanced students who have successfully taken English 1/2 & 3/4, and are interested in continuing to study the subject at a more advanced level. Writing, speaking, and presentation skills are further refined in the context of all academic writing and creative writing. Students study the diverse cultures of the world through literary analysis of those cultural, historical and political events that have shaped the human experience. Library research leads to the production of an extensive research paper. 

    CTE 1- Career and Technology Exploration 
     
    Students in this course will explore a variety of occupational areas in relation to their skills, strengths, weaknesses, and potential fit for a particular career. This exploration will be completed using AZCIS to develop an Education Career Action Plan (ECAP). In addition, the students will receive Internet Safety Training (ISafe) and Technology Literacy training. Students will utilize technology-based research tools to locate and collect information. All students must provide parental/guardian approval for Internet use.  

    For a live, up to date view of your child’s grade, please visit: https://studentvue.phoenixunion.org/ and click “I am a parent”. 

     

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