English Language Arts Department
English Department courses are designed to develop a student’s ability to read, write, and speak effectively. Courses are designed to focus on depth of knowledge rather than broad coverage. Core courses immerse students in a literate environment where they are provided with opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills essential to become effective critical thinkers, speakers, and writers. Students are expected to be conscientious citizens who value literacy in their everyday lives, applying their knowledge and skills in authentic situations through speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The English Department fosters high levels of expectation and achievement in the development of these four domains of language arts. Core courses also recognize the value of diversity that is cultivated through an appreciation of multicultural traditions in our country and the world.