Vision - Beauty - Talent
English Language Arts encourages students to find their “voices” as they collaborate with world literature and complex texts. The study of English further develops their communication skills and cultural expression. Students reflect rigorous critical-thinking at all levels of literacy from English Learners to students with special needs and to IB “Diploma Programme” participants.
Our mission is to provide a quality arts and educational experience that is creative and challenging to all students who have an interest or passion for the arts. The integration of an education which supports the A-G requirements for college admission and a visual and performing arts theme will provide opportunities to increase student engagement and participation, promote the arts as an essential part of life by making connections to student life experiences and global issues, to promote visual and artistic literacy and create a lifelong passion for the arts.
"One story I will always remember is reading Working at Wendy's by Joey Franklin. I have a job as a high school student so this story really motivated me to work hard academically and be balanced at my job. "
- Tara C. | Class of 2017 -
What Distinguishes the English Department?
To do so, we provide:
*Fall & Spring Drama Performances
*Drama and Music Productions
*Showcase student work in galleries
*Painting, ceramics, drama courses
*Active alumni support
*Winter & Spring Concerts
*Winter & Spring Talent Shows
*End of Year Senior Awards Luncheon
"Reading Hamlet in my class made me realize how the English Language has evolved since Shakespeare's time "
- Matthew B. | Class of 2016 -
We work closely alongside...
In order for our students to experience...
"I will never forget reading The Great Gatsby in my English Language class. It felt as we were living in the 1920's. "
- Stephanie L. | Class of 2018 -
Faculty Members of the English Department
Bertha Aguilar, Karla Alvarez, Alva Bergman, Sara Breuninger, Stephen Burrell, Angie Coronel, Jeff Combe, Samiri Dabiri, Tim Davis (me), Rebecca Garcia, Carol Gorenberg, Arlene Hayes, Andrew Johnson, Veronica LaJambe, Nobuku Miyoshi, Angelo Mojica, Eddy Martinez, Ms. Nabavi, Jill Papineau, Bita Pirzadeh, Richard Price, Martha Ramirez;
*Admin = Manuela Hernandez