• Department of English & Language Arts

    AK offers students a wide range of English & Language courses that follow the NCDPI and College Board standards.  Each English class addresses four strands of learning that are part of the NC Standard Course of Study for ELA: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, and Language.  

    ELA Requirements for Graduation

    NCDPI Website

    Four sequential English credits which shall be:
    1. English I
    2. English II
    3. English III
    4. English IV

    ELA Core Courses Offered at AK

    • Foundations of English I
    • English I [Standard, Honors]
    • English II [Standard, Honors]
    • English III [Standard, Honors, AP]
    • English IV [Standard, Honors, AP]
    • ESL English [I-IV Standard]

    ELA Elective Courses Offered at AK

    • Yearbook
    • Speech & Debate

    NC State Tested ELA Course(s)

    English II is a state tested course.  At the end of the year, all students enrolled in English II will take the English II End of Course final exam.  All final exams count as a percentage of the overall course grade for students.  To have a successful final course grade, students must also do well on final exams.  At AK, over 87% of our English II students are grade level proficient.  For CMS, it is at 60%.  Our teachers are working diligently to increase that percentage to be over 90% by using the best instructional practices, building relationships with students, and providing rigorous and engaging instruction.

    Ardrey Kell High School NCDPI Report Card

Phone: 9803430860


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Jeff Mercado

English Department Chair



Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Catherine Dugan

English Department Administrator

Last Modified on November 10, 2022