- 910 - Creative Writing
Offered: Fall only
Creative Writing focuses on the study of fiction writing. Class meetings consist of activities designed to help students produce original stories. Students will examine the techniques used by published authors, complete written exercises aimed at developing storytelling skills, and participate in workshops in which they present their work for peer review and critique.
Note: Students may take this course for repeated elective credit. Creative Writing offers elective credit that does not apply toward the four-year graduation requirement in English. It may be taken as one semester of fine arts credit. Read More >
- 915 - Debate and Public Speaking
In Debate and Public Speaking, we experiment with a variety of speaking styles to build confidence in public speaking and argument strategies. Students practice declamation, impromptu speaking, and dramatic interpretation of literature, and they write an original speech on a topic of their choice. Students also engage in both formal and informal debate formats using argumentative strategies to articulate positions on values and beliefs or current policies. Students critique their own performances as well as learn how to critique others' speeches and debates.Read More >
- 925 - Driver's Education
Prerequisite: Learner's License (a student may enroll in this course if he/she will be 15 years old within 30 days of the end of the course.)
Fee: $595, not including the course textbook which can be ordered through Lovett's bookstore.
This course consists of 30 hours of classroom and 6 hours of private, in-car training and is designed to teach traffic rules, regulations, and defensive driving techniques. This course is taken during the student’s study period for the first half of the semester and will be taught by an instructor from Taggart’s Driving School. This program meets the standards under Georgia law that require insurance companies to provide a minimum of a 10 percent insurance premium discount with the completion of this course. If a dependent minor child of a Georgia taxpayer completes Driver’s Education, the taxpayer is entitled to a tax credit of $150.Read More >
- 930 - Newspaper Journalism
Prerequisite: Teacher permission
The course is a laboratory course in journalism in which students produce several print versions of the student newspaper, The Lion, in addition to extensive online copy for the OnLion website. Students write articles in the following categories: news, editorials, features, arts, and sports. Students do their own photography, editing, and layout and learn to produce the newspaper with the appropriate software. Read More >
- 960 - Directed Study
In Directed Study, ninth-grade students study under the supervision of an instructor. Students in Grades 10, 11, and 12 who do not maintain satisfactory academic work as determined by the dean of students may also be placed in Directed Study. Read More >