HS English Language
In support of our mission, we believe that every teacher is a language teacher working towards empowering our K-12 students to acquire multi-modal literacy through use of various modes of communication and meaning-making systems.
Through our inquiry-based approach to literacy, students acquire the transformative skills, knowledge, and perspectives that prepare them to be reflective and caring global citizens. In our K-12 language arts program, we seek to nurture the love of language arts and focus on the process of effective communication through reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
We create authentic opportunities for students to engage in topics critically, creatively, and collaboratively, cultivating life-long learners of language.
The Grades 9-10 English Language Arts program is based upon the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Progress is reported on the following four CCSS topics: Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, and Language.
In Grades 11-12, the following courses are offered: IB Language and Literature (Standard & Higher Levels), and IB Literature (Higher Level). Progress is reported using IB criterion referenced rubrics.