English

Mission and Goals

El Capitan High’s English program is an extremely rigorous course of study, designed for students who are capable of higher level thinking skills and who possess advanced reading and writing skills. The students in English welcome the challenge and excitement of learning more complex and demanding material. The expectations for students in this program are very high. The profile of an El Capitan student is multi-dimensional. The student’s work ethic is demonstrated by timely, consistent, complete,and high quality response to academic assignments along with consistent, active participation in classroom discussion and presentations with a focus on technology.

Students will:
1. Read texts from classical and modern fiction and nonfiction literature such as: short stories,essays, plays, novels, novellas, poems, and articles.
2. Write several literary analyses, research-based writings, reading summaries, narrative and informational writing, and timed writings.
3. Work cooperatively in groups, partners, and independently to create projects, summaries, and analyses.
4. Develop Cornell note taking skills.
5. Acquire a deeper appreciation for literature and style.
6. Develop technological experience and skills using multiple software programs.
7. Create numerous products that use technology with a focus on literature.

Courses

  • English 1 Pre-AP
  • Strategic English 1
  • English 2
  • Strategic English 2
  • English 2 Pre-AP
  • English 3
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • English 4 (ERWC)
  • AP English Literature and Composition

Faculty

Robert Aguilar

Robert Aguilar

Teacher
Jason Armstrong

Jason Armstrong

Teacher
Vanessa Brazil

Vanessa Brazil

Teacher
Michael Davenport

Michael Davenport

Teacher
Michelle Dillon

Michelle Dillon

Teacher
Nestor Henriquez

Nestor Henriquez

Student Teacher
Patrick Kincaid

Patrick Kincaid

Teacher
Tara Morgan-Ramirez

Tara Morgan-Ramirez

Teacher
Xer Moua

Xer Moua

Teacher
Anneka Schneider

Anneka Schneider

Teacher
Tina Spurlock

Tina Spurlock

Teacher