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English Language Arts

English Language Arts (ELA) Program Overview - Grades 7-12

ELA courses help students develop comprehensive literacy skills to succeed in the world. Students are asked to engage with texts, process and use information, and express their thoughts in writing.


English Language Arts courses focus on enhancing students’ reading comprehension, their skill in expressing themselves through writing, and their ability to think critically and interact with others. Students are tasked with reading a diversity of texts – from poetry to plays to news; writing in a wide range of genres – from narrative to expository to persuasive; expressing themselves and interacting in varied formats, and always sharpening their power to think critically and engage with information.

English Language Arts Curriculum Coordinators

Kate Kane, 314-493-0433
Director of Literacy