English

The English Department offers students a solid college preparatory program built around a strong emphasis on written communication.

Classroom time is devoted to engaging each student in a community of discourse through reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Critical thinking is fostered and encouraged as students develop an appreciation and understanding of both 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.

English Department Faculty

Course Sequence

GRADE 9GRADE 10GRADE 11GRADE 12
English 1: Literary Genre (CP, H)English 2: American Literature (CP, H)English 3:
British Literature (CP, H)
AP English Literature and Composition
AP English Language and Composition2
Electives:
● Creative Writing (CP)3
● Public Speaking (CP)4
English 4 Seminars (must choose 2):
● Modern American Literature
● The Literature of Social Justice
● Short Story
● Honors 20th Century Drama
● Honors Women in Literature
● Honors Isolation vs. Belonging
Electives:
● Creative Writing (CP)
● Public Speaking (CP)
2. Must meet placement criteria to take this elective. See course description.
3. Preference for electives provided only when core requirements are met.
4. Preference for electives provided only when core requirements are met.