The mission of our English Language Arts program is to guide and challenge all students to become the most effective communicators they can be. Our unifying goal is to inspire young people to become lifelong communicators who possess the skills and knowledge to compete successfully in the academic and business worlds, as well as the sensitivity and awareness to participate actively in the creative and aesthetic aspects of the communication arts. Our curriculum emphasizes reading, writing, speaking and listening in the context of the New York State English Language Arts Learning Standards as they relate both to the required assessments and the world around us.
In order to address the needs of every student, we supplement the required sequence of English and speech courses in grades nine through twelve with a wide range of additional offerings that include college-level courses, an honors program, a variety of electives, and both enrichment and communications classes designed to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to meet State examination requirements.
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