The English Language Arts Department offers two divisions of instruction: the required sequence and the elective series. Guidance counselor and teacher recommendations, test scores, post-secondary education and career plans, course prerequisites, and previous achievement are used to determine appropriate course selection. The Advanced Placement Literature and Composition and Advanced Placement Language and Composition courses are offered to juniors and seniors who qualify and express interest. (Previous English teacher’s assessment, completed application form, and a writing sample must be submitted for consideration for admission to this course.)
The elective series provides students with additional offerings in areas of personal interest. Students are eligible for electives as listed; some electives are available to juniors and seniors only.