Essential to any society are its language and literature. They define and connect us as a people. They enable us to preserve traditions, to create and maintain community, and to envision the future. Strong literacy skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking are critical to career and college success in the 21st century. The program of studies in English is designed to cultivate in each of our students proficiency in and appreciation of language and literature. Texts selected for study reflect a variety of genres, cultures, and time periods. Texts are selected based on complexity and literary merit. Some texts may contain mature language, content, and/or themes.
Students must earn a minimum of four credits in English in order to graduate. The English program further provides a rich array of electives that develop individual talent and opens opportunities to study special areas such as theatre, journalism, media, and all aspects of publication. Students are encouraged to participate in a rigorous program of required English courses and English electives.
Through their experiences in the English classroom, students develop voice, refine the knowledge and skills necessary for achieving high standards, participate in a community of learners, and expand the scope of their lives.
Schools: Annapolis, Meade, Old Mill
Schools: Broadneck, Chesapeake, Phoenix Academy, North County, Northeast
Schools: Arundel, Glen Burnie, Mary Moss at J. Albert Adams Academy, Severna Park, Southern, South River
Reading Resource Teacher