The English department offers the traditional grade level English courses for grades 9-12 as well as advanced courses such as AP Language and Composition and AP Literature and Composition. We also offer a variety of electives including Creative Writing, Drama, Journalism, Yearbook, and Humanities. All of our English classes provide rich experiences interacting with multimedia literature and non-fiction texts.

BAHS hosts one of only two chapters of the National English Honor Society in Harford County Public Schools. We inducted the inaugural members of The Rose Arch Clowder Society during SY 2015-2016. Our English faculty designs learning experiences that are grounded in student data and in the Common Core State Standards. We are committed to preparing our students for literacy in the 21st Century.

English Courses Offered at Bel Air High School

*indicates a weighted course 

English I (General)

English I (College  Prep)

English II (General)

English II (College Prep)

English III (General)

English III (College Prep)

AP English III – Language & Composition*

English IV – 21st Century (General)

English IV – 21st Century (College Prep)

AP English IV – Literature & Composition*

Journalism I

Journalism II

Journalism III


Drama 1

Drama 2

Drama 3

Creative Writing I

Creative Writing II

Creative Writing III

Meet the English Staff