English 12 allows the students to compile into a practical framework what they have learned in their previous English classes. Students will apply what they have learned regarding literature, writing styles, vocabulary, and grammar in order to process at higher levels the material presented in class. Students will apply their critical thinking skills to analyses and syntheses of literature. The writing component is designed to sharpen students’ thinking about both the topic at hand and its application to their lives. The class provides a safe environment in which students develop public speaking skills, preparing for their senior speeches. Students will apply their understanding to the themes of Leadership and Legacy.