English Language Arts

The English curriculum is designed to improve reading, writing, listening, speaking, and thinking skills for students of all abilities. Throughout the curriculum students are introduced to a variety of literature, including novels, short stories, plays, poems, and non-fiction. They are expected to do an extensive amount of writing, including both creative and analytical essays. A variety of elective courses are offered for those students who wish to go beyond the standard departmental requirements or who are interested in exploring specific areas of literature or writing.

Courses offered:

  • English 9
  • English 9 Challenge
  • English 10: Focused Literary Studies and New Media 
  • English 10: Creative Writing and Spoken Language
  • English 10 Challenge: Composition and Literary Studies
  • English 11: New Media
  • Linear New Media (and Linear Media Design) “How to design a video game”
  • English 11: Creative Writing
  • English First Peoples 11: Literary Studies and Writing
  • English 11 Challenge
  • English Studies 12
  • English Studies 12 Challenge
  • English Studies 12 Linear
  • Transitional ESL 10
  • English First Peoples 10: Literary Studies and Writing
  • English First Peoples 11: Literary Studies and Writing​
  • English 12 First Peoples
  • English Language Arts New Media 11/12 and Media Design 11/12​ (Combined Linear Course)

Detailed course descriptions can be found in our course guide.