The study of English is more than reading books and learning to write. Learning is focused on using reading and writing to think critically, to make informed decisions, and to express the ideas of self and of others. In the first three levels of English, students in grades 9-11 are exposed to a variety of genres, to the literature of America, and to the literature of world cultures. In their final year of English, students select courses that challenge and engage active learning. Students explore a variety of voices from the canon and from the contemporary world.

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The English Department fosters the following Enduring Understandings:


  • Comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a wide range and level of complex literary and informational texts


  • Produce clear and coherent writing for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences
  • Conduct short and sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation

Speaking & Listening

  • Initiate and participate effectively in a range of discussions, responding thoughtfully to diverse perspectives and expressing ideas clearly and persuasively
  • Present information, findings and supporting evidence conveying a clear and distinct perspective


  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking

Required Sequence (Full year courses required prior to enrollment in senior courses)

English I: Coming of Age

English II or II Honors: American Literature

English III or III Honors: World Literature


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