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Sample Course Syllabi:

Smarter Balanced Assessment


ACT Exam

For more information, please contact:

Ms. ?, English Department Chair


English Department


Language & Communication

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.


The Role of the English Teacher

  • School counselors are actively committed to helping students explore their abilities, strengths, interests and talents as these traits relate to career awareness and development.

  • School counselors help parents focus on ways to further the education, personal and social growth of students.

  • School counselors work with teachers and other educators to help students explore their potential and set realistic goals for themselves.

  • School counselors seek to identify and utilize community resources that can enhance and compliment comprehensive school counseling programs and help students become productive members of society.

  • Comprehensive school counseling programs are considered an integral part of the educational process that enables all students to achieve success in school.

What Distinguishes the English Department?

  • Provide some learning activities and experiences.

English Courses Offered

  • Name of course with brief description.

    • Sample Syllabi​

Do we make a difference? Absolutely!

Use the links on the left-hand side of the page to navigate through the counseling website. Below you will find the contact information for the counseling office staff. To schedule an appointment with a counselor or for general questions, please call 323-276-1600.

"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 -

"Reading Hamlet in my class made me realize how the English Language has evolved since Shakespeare's time "
- Matthew B. | Class of 2016 -

"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 -

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


We work closely alongside...

Field Trips

In order for our students to experience...

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

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