English and Communications

The major goal of the Department of English & 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.

Freshmen through Juniors 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. Seniors may elect from a large group of courses, some of which satisfy the language arts requirement, some of which offer general credit.

As students and parents discuss courses during the registration process, the following links will provide an overview of the possible courses available through the English and Communications Department:

Incoming Freshman Placement Information

Honors/AP Application Process and Form 

If you are a current 9th, 10th, or 11th grade student interested in changing levels for next year, please read through the information carefully and complete the form by 3:30pm on Thursday, 12/1/22

 

 

Information

Department Chair
Tracy Sebastian

Department Administrative Assistant
Kim Tomera

Department Office
Room B325
630-795-8870

English Curricular Standards

2022-23 Academic Planning Guide

2023-24 Academic Planning Guide


Staff

Kari Alore

Faculty

Barbara Cassidy

Faculty

Thomas (Jack) Foote

Reading Paraprofessional

Valerie Hardy

Faculty

Alison Helms

Faculty

Markus Indreika

Faculty

Zachary Kuhn

Faculty

Christi Littell

Faculty

Mary Long

Faculty

Riley Love

Faculty

Daniel Maas

Faculty

Feras Majeed

Faculty

Michelle Meuer

Faculty

Trevor Parker

Faculty

Nicole Proimos

Faculty

Ryan Reyes

Faculty

Tiffany Rubin

Faculty

Tracy Sebastian

English & Communications Department Chair

Amy Stoops

Faculty

Kimberly Tomera

Executive Administrative Assistant - IT

Lori Vanek

Faculty