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The vision

The goal of the Northwest High School English Department is to create literate, thoughtful communicators, capable of controlling language effectively as they negotiate an increasingly complex and information-rich world. Students will refine specific skills and strategies in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing and will use these skills and strategies widely as tools for learning and reflection. Exploring a variety of texts, students will understand and appreciate language and literature as catalysts for deep thought and emotion.

Students will learn to promote the values of integrity, responsibility, diversity, school spirit and traditions, appreciation for literature, student success, written expression, verbal communication with small and large groups, as well as being technologically literate.