Language Arts

Mrs BeckTo graduate from Altamont Community High School a student must obtain twenty-eight total credits.  Our teachers are dedicated to leading students on a literary journey through the English language for a minimum of four out of twenty-eight credits.    


English and Composition:

At the beginning of their high school career students will review topics such as basic grammar usage and mechanics that focuses on effective composition and mastery of the writing process.  By the end of their high school career students will have the opportunity to prepare for college through Composition IV where they will focus on writing research papers.
Mr Hann
Literature:
Through the course of history many books have been written and our teachers have whittled the expansive list down to a select few.  In American Literature our students survey various periods of literature starting in the 1800s to the present day.  Students also are also able to take a course in British Literature that focuses on the geographic influence and the historical factors in the development of English Literature and Language. Altamont Community High School offers two courses based around public speaking.  These two courses focus on the skills needed to both write and speak in a public setting.  Students will learn how to problem solve and communicate effectively in a workplace.  A few of the skills learned through our public speaking curriculum include: resume building, interview techniques and understanding the importance of verbal and nonverbal communications

Public SpeakingMrs Stuckemeyer

Altamont Community High School offers two courses based around public speaking.  These two courses focus on the skills needed to both write and speak in a public setting.  Students will learn how to problem solve and communicate effectively in a workplace.  A few of the skills learned through our public speaking curriculum include: resume building, interview techniques and understanding the importance of verbal and nonverbal communications