The English department focuses on developing higher level thinking skills and preparing students for the rigors of reading and writing at the college level. Students learn to identify and analyze literary elements in different types of literature. Additionally, we teach students research skills, emphasize the importance of various types of writing and the writing process, and work on developing an SAT level vocabulary from freshmen year on.

Courses offered:

  • English 1 Honors or Regents
  • English 2 Honors or Regents
  • English 3 Regents
  • English 4
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • ENG 110/WRT 100 (6 Niagara University credits)
  • Creative Writing
  • Lessons in Lyrics
  • Journalism I, II, III and IV
  • Communications

All of our Freshmen take a Foundations of Learning course. This course introduces students to the foundations of vocabulary building and of critical thinking. Through a basic introduction to the Latin language, students will begin to expand their vocabulary and familiarity with English grammar.