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MHS English Department

The English Department faculty enables students to become critical readers, writers and thinkers. Students are equipped to read the world and write the future, with subtlety, acumen and precision. Students read widely and, with guidance, direct and cultivate their own rich reading lives. The curriculum over four years is designed to provide students with varied and rigorous work to help them thrive in high school, college, and participate actively and critically in a democratic society. Students engage in meaningful discourse with their peers, craft their own message and learn, through the writing process, to write with power. Students are offered increasingly sophisticated and elaborate writing and analytic tasks and are called upon to perform steadily more original, inventive, independent work. Over four years, students build upon the foundation for a life lived with curiosity, critical thinking skills, writing competence, enjoyment and a non-judgmental outlook on our world.