We believe all students should be challenged, regardless of their ability, and smaller class sizes allow for more attention paid to individual needs of students. Regardless of the specific assignments in the English classes, the curriculum is centered upon and driven by the needs of the students, thus increasing interest and assuring that all students are challenged by their work. This individualization is achieved through a variety of activities such as cooperative learning, authentic experiences, and independent learning activities.
All members of the department consistently juxtapose themes of morality and basic human decency from classic literature to the lives of our students so as to promote the idea that all people, especially those who have the means, must be responsible for and help those who do not have the basic necessities of life.
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway
The Oedipal Trilogy
Antigone by Anouilh
Night by Elie Weisel
Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Stranger by Camus
Other Selections from the Literature Book
Elective Course Work:
Introduction to Journalism, Newspaper, Yearbook
Speech, Debate, Forensics
Developmental Reading, Library Science