The English Department believes in the necessity of effective communication skills in speaking, listening, writing, and reading, as well as a lifelong appreciation for literature. Our purpose is to provide a rigorous, values-based, college preparatory English program, emphasizing intellectual, social, and spiritual development of the student population. Through making connections between literature and life, we create an awareness of the dignity of life and encourage social responsibility, commitment to service, and dedication to improving the quality of life through peace and justice.
The Department creates an environment conducive to diverse learning opportunities for all of our students so they can develop the character, knowledge, and skills needed to succeed at the college level and beyond. By designing a demanding curriculum that prepares the student for the rigors of college, we prepare students to meet the challenges of society today and of the future.
Four credits of English are required for graduation, including English I, English II, English III, and English IV.