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English

The first learning goal the State of Washington has established for students is what our English classes are about: "Read with comprehension, write with skill, and communicate effectively and responsibly in a variety of ways and settings." The primary purpose of our classes is to help students reach this goal.

The school district requires 3.5 credits in English for graduation. No more than one of these credits may come from our production courses.

We offer honors English courses for grades 10-12 for those students who want academically challenging classes and who want the best preparation for college.

Course Descriptions:  See Program of Studies

Department Chair: Mr. Keith Johnson

Washington State Guidelines: To ensure student achievement in reading and writing, it is critical that the curriculum, instruction, and assessment align. Washington State’s Essential Academic Learning Requirements, including the Grade Level Expectations, provide the foundation for the school district’s curriculum.

The Washington State Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) outline the learning standards for grades K-10 at three benchmark levels: elementary, middle and high school.

The Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) provide detail about what students should know and be able to do by grade level.