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 FACULTY - Office Hours

7:30 to 8:00am - 2:40 to 3:30pm

 

Miranda Becker 

Lauren Conte 

Selena moss 

Ellen Douglas 

Sarah Gates 

James Getty 

Kate Phillips 

Dana Warner 

Sarah Miller 

Mollie Fortin 

Jordan Browning 

Jamie Olsen 

Elizabeth Percy 

Our mission is to develop students’ abilities to learn and to communicate through the power of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Through their English language studies, students become aware that reading and writing are essential and life-long pursuits. They learn to use the writing process to create well-constructed pieces of writing in a variety of situations and for many audiences. Students are encouraged to read for a variety of purposes and to interpret their reading for pleasure, for critical analysis, and for informed decision making. In addition, the department believes that it is important to prepare students for the information age. As a result, emphasis is placed increasingly on developing computer technology skills in accessing information, thinking critically, and making informed decisions and in producing multimedia expressions of their learning

English Courses Available to Multiple Grade Levels:

READING INTERVENTION

Gr. 9-­12 - 1 period, 2 semesters - 1 credit

Prerequisites: Enrollment by teacher recommendations,

individual education plan, and diagnostic assessments

READING AND WRITING LAB

Gr. 9­-12 - 1 period, 2 semester - 1 credit

Prerequisites: Enrollment by teacher recommendations,

individual education plan, and diagnostic assessments 

JOURNALISM 

Gr. 10-­12 - 1 period, 1 semester - 1/2 credit

Prerequisites: Completion of two out of four core courses ­

English 9, English 10, etc

YEAR ONE: The Transition to High School, “Who Am I?”

ENGLISH 9: INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE AND WRITING   

Gr. 9 - 1 period, 2 semesters - 1 credit

YEAR TWO: Divergent Perspectives, Divergent Thinking

ENGLISH 10   

Gr. 10 - 1 period, 2 semesters - 1 credit

Prerequisites: English 9

YEAR THREE: Engaging the World, Questioning Society

ENGLISH 11  

Gr. 11 - 1 period, 2 semesters - 1 credit

Prerequisites: Completion of sophomore English

ENGLISH 11 AP: Language and Composition   

Gr. 11 - 1 period, 2 semesters - 1 credit

Prerequisites: Teacher/Counselor recommendation, above average SRI, strong English skills, and self­-motivation *summer reading assignments required

YEAR FOUR: Pursuing My Future Path 

ENGLISH 12: Advanced Placement Literature & Composition  

Gr. 12 - 1 period, 2 semesters - 1 credit

Prerequisites: Due to the challenging expectations of this course, students choosing to take the Advanced Placement Literature elective senior year must meet certain criteria for enrollment. Students must read at grade level, as defined by their SRI Lexile Score; achieve a score of three, or higher, on their 11th grade English SBAC exams; and complete a summer reading and writing assignment.

ENGLISH 12: New England Voices

Gr. 12 - 1 period, 1 semester -  ½ credit

Prerequisites: Completion of two out of four core courses ­ English 9, English 10, etc.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Gr. 11­-12 1 period, 1 semester - 1/2 credit

Prerequisites: Completion of two out of four core courses ­ English 9, English 10, etc.