English Language Arts
The English department maintains a rigorous, rich, and diverse literacy program seeking to promote and enhance the development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students at all grade levels will read traditional and contemporary works from world literature as they explore thematic issues, engage in critical analysis, and practice formal writing skills.
College prep and accelerated courses provide identical college-ready content. However, accelerated courses expect more depth of analysis and critical thinking at a faster pace with more extensive reading outside of school. Juniors and seniors have the additional offerings of Advanced Placement® courses that provide a college-level curriculum and culminate in AP exams. Electives are available at all grade levels for students who wish to continue exploring different forms of literacy.