Language and Communication

  • English I (1 credit)
    Students will study the integrated approach to language, literature, and writing, using the writing process.  Mechanics, composition and skill development in manipulating word structure, spelling, vocabulary, and listening will be included.  Short stories, novels, plays, and poetry will be read and their components studied.



    Prerequisite:  None

  • English II (1 credit)
    This course will focus on a thematic approach to literature, and integrating the writing process.  Students will study the elements of literature, intensive grammar review and review reading and writing skills along with test taking strategies.  The course will also include reference and research preparation.



    Prerequisite:  English I

  • English III (1 credit)
    American Literature will be emphasized.  In addition, focus will be placed on the development of library and research skills to culminate in a research paper.  Grammar will be reviewed and taught as writing indicates needs.  The works of major American authors, novels, poetry, and drama will be studied.



    Prerequisites:  English I and II

  • English IV (1 credit)
    Students will review grammar as needed.  Students will complete at least one critical analysis paper. Students will study English literature and the history of the English language from the Anglo-Saxon period through the present day.  A major research paper using MLA format will be required. 



    Prerequisites:  English I, II and III

  • Dual Credit English IV (1 credit)
    Students will review grammar as needed, will write critical essays every six weeks, including one major essay on a major novel.  MLA format will be required.  Library research skills will be emphasized in addition to a historical approach to English Literature.  Through an agreement with Northwestern State University of Louisiana, students can earn up to six hours of college English credit while earning a high school English IV credit.  In the fall semester, students will be enrolled in English 1010 and in the spring semester, students will be enrolled in English 1020. 



    Prerequisites:  English I, II,  and III, senior status, ACT composite score of 18 and ACT English score of 18 and $100 tuition per semester for NSU credit.

  • AP English III -  Language and Composition

  • AP English IV -   Literature and Composition

Advanced Placement Courses offer students the opportunity to earn college credit by taking rigours course in high school. Students who demonstrate mastery of the material on a national standardized end-of-course exam-a score of 3 or higher out of 5 - may be eligible for college credit for the course. 

Typically a weighted GPA scale ranges from 0 to 5.0. This is to accommodate grades in AP or Honors courses, where an A on the weighted scale translates to a 5.0 based on the difficulty of the class. Low-level classes maintain the typical unweighted scale, where an A translates into a 4.0. Therefore, students who maintain an A in their coursework, could end potentially earn a GPA that exceeds a 4.0. 

  • Speech I (1 credit)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      This course surveys the various elements of public speaking, interpretive reading, theater, mass media and competitive speech events.

  • Speech II (1 credit)

  • Publications I, II (Yearbook) (1 credit each)Students will study the elements and processes of magazine and book publishing, including the school yearbook.  Emphasis will be on format, organization, selection of materials, and preparation of copy.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Prerequisite:  Application submitted



     As a parent, one of the most important things you can do is make the right educational choices for your child. It is necessary to ensure your child goes to a quality high school with a qualified and motivated staff that will see to all the needs your child has while in school. 

      Rosepine High School is dedicated to the success of our students. With increasing student performance, our school is determined to give each student the necessary academic and social skills that will enable them to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Our motto is: Unity. Pride. Excellence. We work everyday to ensure that these words are honored. 

Through our partnership with NMSI Logo, RHS is now pleased to offer five Advanced Placement courses. 

       Additionally, for the eighth year in a row, the Louisiana Department of Education   recognizes Rosepine High School as an academic  "A" school. Our school  currently has the topped ranked School Performance Score  of 121.6 within Vernon Parish. Meanwhile, our parish is ranked #5 in the state with a 105.7 SPS.

    On September 30th, 2014, Arne Duncan ,U.S. Secretary of Education, officially recognized RHS as a BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL.