Contact: Mr. Matthew Blair

The English curriculum challenges students to use literature as a tool for discovering, understanding, analyzing, and evaluating self, society, national identities, and global responsibilities. Over the course of four years of English, our students engage with a diverse body of texts, with each grade level approaching the study of literature through a specific lens:

  • English 9      Discovering Self through Literature
  • English 10    Understanding Society through Literature
  • English 11    Analyzing American Identities through Literature
  • English 12    Evaluating Global Responsibility through Literature

In addition to this broad study of literature, there is a structured scope of formal writing assignments across all four grade levels, with an emphasis on the research process and critical analysis.

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