|James Campbell||Mark Filie||Holly Martucci|
|Michaela Caruso||Valerie Hartman||Joy McAssey|
|Susan Chappell||Todd Hyman||Joseph Miggins|
|Robert Irwin||Peter Romeo|
|Elizabeth Connolly||MaryAlice Lee-Bout||Jennifer Tasiopoulos|
|Carol Durkin||Arthur Levine||Mary Turner|
The English Department at
Students study in full-year courses through their junior year. In their senior year, students select two semester courses based on their interests. Seniors with their teachers' recommendations may instead enroll in a 12th grade Honors course, or in Advanced Placement Literature and Composition, which bears college credit through S.U.N.Y. Albany and the University in the High School Program.
Academic Intervention Services are provided for students who experience difficulty with reading and writing skills.
The English Department meets the interests and special needs of students by enabling students to:
• study in full-year courses;
• combine required courses with various electives;
• participate in Academic Intervention courses to strengthen English skills;
• participate on the staff of a school publication;
• earn college credits in senior year.
Criteria are established for admission to various levels of instruction. Teacher recommendation will be considered for appropriate student placement. The final determination for course/program selection will reside with administration.
HONORS/ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM:
Students are admitted to the Honors/Advanced Placement Program dependent upon successful completion of the qualifying examination, standardized test scores, past performance, teacher recommendation, and required chairperson and administrative approval. A minimum raw score average of 85% is required for initial consideration and for continuation in the program. Chairperson and administrative approval are required.