The English Department strives to provide students with a strong academic background in English Language Arts. Students experience various genres, activities, and topics that are implemented in daily lesson plans and curriculum units to broaden the range of skills necessary for them to become well-rounded, life-long learners, as well as to succeed in school and on state-mandated achievement assessments. Students learn skills in writing, reading, and vocabulary that will instill in them an appreciation of literature throughout high school and beyond. The department continually updates and realigns curriculum and assessments to meet the changing and developing needs of students and to align with state mandates and curriculum standards. The curriculum is aligned with the 2017 English Language Arts and Literacy Massachusetts Curriculum Framework and is designed to help students succeed in any future endeavors they may pursue.