English

The English language is the primary medium through which we come to know and to express our human experiences. Because almost every aspect of school and human life depends upon it, the English language curriculum is the most basic and the most complex. We believe there are basic skills in reading, writing, and speaking that all students must acquire to function in today's society. Our language arts curriculum is designed to challenge at an appropriate level the full range of student abilities so that the language arts and operations of each student continually become more comprehensive and more meaningful. To enhance positive learning, it is important to capitalize upon studentsā€˜ interests and experiences.

All students are expected to achieve proficiency in basic language skills. Beyond that, it is recommended that students select courses from each of the following divisions: Reading, Writing, and Literature.