The mission of the MHS English Department is to promote literacy--specifically the ability to read, write, and think critically. This mission includes the fostering of such technological literacy as information retrieval, research, and communication. As a faculty, we read, research, interpret, discuss, and write-the customary practices of our discipline. We train students to communicate effectively and to apply to all writing the critical and analytical skills learned in the study of literature. Yet we also know that our students must appreciate from within how literature captures and moves us. That's why, in addition to offering rigorous training in the analysis of texts, we ask students to make a connection with literature by composing their own critical and creative works. In this way students develop an analytical and imaginative relationship with literature that continues long after their graduation.
- English 1
- English 1 Pre AP
- English 2
- English 2 Pre AP
- English 3
- English 3 AP English Language & Composition
- English 4 CSU Expository Read & Write
- English 4 AP Literature & Composition
For specific course descriptions, visit the course catalog.