High School English Department
The Language Arts program involves Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Accessing and Using Information. The literature used in Middle school is based on classic novels, and the stories in the literature book cover a wide variety of genre. High school uses more traditional American and British classic literature. The Advanced placement classes use a wide variety of fiction and non- fiction books. Students are trained in critical reading and critical thinking skills. The writing components of all programs include analysis, essays, responses to literature, research reports, and a variety of narratives. This alignment encourages students to employ the language of writing as they develop their style, voice and competency.