English Department

The English Department offers students a solid college preparatory program built around a strong emphasis on written communication. Classroom time is devoted to including each student in a community of discourse. Reading and writing, speaking and listening engage everyone. Critical thinking is fostered and encouraged as students develop an appreciation and understanding of both standard classic and contemporary literature. Within both the college prep and honors courses, students approach literature as a means to explore our world and communication as a tool to express perceptions of that world. All students are required to participate in the summer reading program.