Rhodes, Jason- English

Welcome Students and Parents,
   I am excited for what will be an interesting and different school year. 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.

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

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

I have been so excited to be a part of the Middle College family for two 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 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. 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 (7) and Sam (4). 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
Beowulf
The Canterbury Tales

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