English & Communications

The major goal of the Department of English and Communication is to assist students in their development as articulate, effective speakers and writers of English, and to foster in them an appreciation of classic and contemporary literature. Four units of language arts credit are required to complete the language arts requirement. Additional credits may be selected to meet college entrance requirements, career goals, or interests.  In grades nine through eleven, students may choose from a small group of courses which have been designed to respond to a variety of needs of students at each grade level. In addition, students in these grade levels may also concurrently enroll in some electives: journalism, speech, drama, radio, television, and humanities. In twelfth grade, students must elect from a large group of courses, including an Expression course and a Literature course. Students may also elect additional Language Art courses.

There are four core values that drive the work of the English Department.  To learn more about our values, please click here.

Click here for 2018 Summer Reading Requirements

Click here for more information on our senior English classes and/or our electives.  

8th Grade Students - Honors English Information 

Current Students Looking to Move Into Honors for 2018-2019


Department Chair
Chris Bronke

Department Secretary
Maria Georgiou

Department Office
Room 268

English & Communication courses in Registration Guide


Maria Georgiou

Secretary - English & Communications

Kyle Gullotto

Instructional Aide Specialist