The English Department introduces a reading and writing connection through sixth grade language arts and across the curriculum program. In alignment with all statewide and national standards, all English students develop oral and written fluency through an instructional writing program that emphasizes reading response, the literary essay and the research paper.
The rigorous reading program begins each year with required summer reading. Reading strategies introduced in the middle school set the stage for the challenge and variety that comes with a literature-based curriculum.
The mechanics of language and vocabulary building both complement the rich 6-12 curriculum.
Middle School Courses
Introduction to Literature