Overview

The English program is designed to give students broad exposure to various genres of significant American and world literature and to develop proficient responses to literature and non-fiction through careful reading, discussion, analysis and writing.  Writing is taught as a process.  Instruction in grammar and the process of organizing ideas and information into clear, logical essays is the focus of all English classes.  Vocabulary building is taught in every course through literary context.

Students must successfully complete four years of English to graduate.  Freshmen and sophomore years serve as an exposure to many different genres of literature and writing.  For junior and senior years, students choose from a variety of courses to fulfill their requirements.  All students will participate in the portfolio process for their midterm and final exams.