Rhodes, Jason- English

Welcome Students and Parents,
   I am excited for continuing this strange mixture of virtual and in-person learning. One thing that has really stuck out to me is how are kids are adjusting to this new way and are learning and growing in ways they may not have without the difficulties of the pandemic. This page has all you need to know to contact me with any questions you have, along with our Google Classroom pages for my classes. Parents, I really encourage you to join our class so you can keep up with assignments given to your students.

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For instructions on joining the course, please click "Remote Learning" or the link to the left.

Contact Info
Email: jason.rhodes@bcsemail.org
Phone: 828-776-0561

1st Block: 8:45-9:30
2nd Block: 11:00-11:45
4th Block: 1:00-1:45
5th Block: Planning
Office Hours: 2:30-4:00 (Except Thursday)

Google Classroom Information
12th Grade Class Code: qbh7id3

I have been so excited to be a part of the Middle College family for three years now. I have taught at Reynolds High, West Henderson High, Balfour Education Center, and now here. After several years in traditional settings and then working in administration for four years, I took a chance and worked in Henderson County's alternative school Balfour, which is now HC Career Academy. I love the alternative environment and I jumped at the opportunity to be here at Middle College and close to home. I was fortunate enough to be named Buncombe County Schools' Teacher of the Year for this 2020-2021 school year and also received that award in Henderson County in 2010-2011.

I teach 11th and 12th grade English. We cover a large variety of American literature in the 11th grade, write a twelve-page autobiography, and work and learn on our critical thinking skills. In 12th grade our primary focus is British literature, the research process and the senior presentation.

I love baseball, and have been a lifelong Dodger fan and Lakers fan. If 2020 had something great it's a title for both of those teams! I love to read, but the entirety of my heart belongs to my beautiful wife, Alison, who is a counselor at Reynolds Middle, and my two awesome kids, Ellie (8) and Sam (5). They have completed me in ways that I can't even comprehend at times.

11th Grade Literature:
Of Mice and Men
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
American Lit from Native American to current writers like George Saunders and Jesmyn Ward.

12th Grade Literature:
The Road
Sing Unburied, Sing
Sample works of Shakespeare
The Canterbury Tales

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