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APEL Summer Work Assignment



*Please join our Remind group by texting @2019apel to 81010

  • There are three tasks: Find the entire assignment description by clicking here
  • Use these devices (click here) to help you in your work. You will not be quizzed on these terms the first week of school. However, you should identify and annotate the ones you recognize in everything you read.
  • Click here for the College Board Text Analysis Chart that goes with task 3 in the assignment above. 


YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SUMMER WORK TWO WAYS. You don't have to print it out. 

1. Before you submit to, you will also submit these assignments with a sharable link that gives "anyone with the link" the ability to edit to this Google Form (click here). 


2. After you fill out the Google Form, you will need to register for our APEL summer work to submit your assignment to prior to our first class period. 

Class ID: 21300421    
Password: 2019APEL


When you take AP courses...

Click here to check the credit you might get from the college of your choice for passing AP exams.


Going for AP Scholar?  Check this out (click here). 

What is AP Language & Composition?

The APEL College Board Test is May 15, 2019

Want to know other test dates? Click here for information.


Click here for info. on how to register for this test. 

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Mrs. Alberts' Home Page

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Welcome Bobcats!

This will be my sixteenth year in the teaching profession (and my sixth year at Sage Creek).  I believe this is going to be a fantastic year full of growth and insight.  


Years ago, on my commute to Orange County from San Diego, I would drive by the exit for Sage Creek High School when it was in the building stages.  I would think, "Someday, I'm going to teach right THERE."  Positive thinking, hard work, and determination paid off, and here I am!  These qualities that brought me here are also the tenets of my professionalism, and I hope to instill and model them daily in my classroom for my wonderful students. 


I am a mommy to two funny, energetic little boys.  The Alberts' household is a busy one, but it's a lucky one too.  Becoming a mom opened my eyes to another side to my students.  It's impossible for me to look at them now without imagining their lives outside of the walls of my classroom.  Every day is a balance for me:  attention and love for my boys with attention and love for my students.  I hope everyone in my company feels that effort.  


In addition to my work in the classroom and at home, I am also a consultant for the California Reading & Literature Project through the UCSD region.  This project has blessed me with professional development that makes me the teacher I am today.  I'm so lucky to work alongside other teachers in a quest to continually better our profession.  


Last year, I was fortunate enough to be selected as our school site Open Education Resource Curriculum Coordinator. It's an exciting time to be in education because of the innovation and conversation happening that requires us to come to the table prepared and looking through the lens of what's best for our students. I can't believe I get to facilitate that conversation!


I look forward to meeting my students this year, and I'm so happy to call Sage Creek my home!  

Professional Experience

Sage Creek High School - Carlsbad, CA: 2014- Present

  • 2018 Teacher of the Year
  • English Department Co-Chair
  • AP English Language & Composition Teacher
  • OER Curriculum Coordinator
  • OER Curriculum Curator
  • Club Advisor: Comedy Sportz
  • Club Advisor:  Muslim Student Association

Consultant and Teacher Leader, California Reading & Literature Project, UCI & UCSD: 2011-Present

  • Saddleback Unified School District
  • Santa Ana Unified School District
  • Capistrano Unified School District
  • San Diego Unified School District

San Juan Hills High School - San Juan Capistrano, CA2008- 2014

  • English II
  • English II Accelerated (Pre-AP)
  • Drama 1
  • AP Language & Composition
  • President,  School Site Council
  • Club Advisor:  Key Club

Vista del Mar Middle School - San Clemente, CA : 2004-2008 

  • 2007 Teacher of the Year
  • English Department Chair
  • Co-authored California Distinguished School application 
  • Seventh Grade Language Arts
  • Seventh-Eighth Grade Drama
  • Sixth Grade Exploratory Drama


We love camping!
Eugene, Oregon

My Why Video:



Click here for the fun syllabus.

Click here for the extended, "I've got the time" syllabus.

Mrs A's Twitter

Letters of Recommendation


June 14 (noon)= 30 applicants

September 25 (2:30)=20 applicants


1. See the procedure for requests here.


Print out:

  • The cover letter (click here)
  • the teacher survey (Find on Naviance under the "About Me" tab). 
  • the counselor survey (Find on Naviance under the "About Me" tab).
  • EITHER the parent brag letter or a personal brag letter you write about yourself. (Find a place to enter/print on Naviance or create a new document). 
  • (optional) your college personal statements 


2. Compile these documents in a nice way in the order they appear above. 


3. Bring them to me IN PERSON to request a letter. I will not write a letter from an email request alone.


4. If you are given the green light in person from me, add me under the colleges tab for letters of recommendation on Naviance once the window opens. 


5. Using the common application? Here is a video on how to match your Naviance and the Common Application.