The English curriculum presents a rigorous and balanced program in reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language. We offer a literature program which provides extensive and varied preparation opportunities for College and Career Readiness Standards in English Language Arts. We encourage students to be excellent communicators and lifelong learners.
This course covers basic literary elements, a broad survey of literature from classical to contemporary, different literary genres, and composition. Students will strengthen writing skills, primarily working on autobiographical, analytical, and persuasive essays. Emphasis will be placed on writing as a process and in developing a strong voice and perspective in their writing. Students learn to outline, edit, and revise.