- Collaborate in a writing tutorial
- Create a portfolio
- Publish a literary magazine
- Read to connect to the world
- Work with published writers
The English department develops a reader’s ability to think clearly, to discuss empathetically, and to convince others through effective writing. Reading, listening, thinking, speaking, and writing are the English process and essential to life beyond Gould.
Through the Richard Blanco Writers Series students work with published writers.
Students employ design thinking, project-based learning, portfolios, speeches, and debates to understand their place in the world.
Four years of English: all students must be enrolled in an English course at all times.
All courses that are not AP English have the Embedded Honors option. Students who are interested in further challenging themselves can earn honors credit by completing a significantly more demanding version of an assignment each term.
English Courses Offered:
Yearlong Courses Offered:
World Literature Honors
European Literature Honors Designation
American Literature Honors Designation
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
Middle School English
Trimester Elective Courses:
Banned Books and Films
Literature of Adventure and Exploration
Women in Literature
Literature of Social Commentary
Film as Text