English Language Arts Department


Prepare every learner for 21st century literacy



The English Department exists to produce adaptive learners who are

  • Lifelong readers.
  • Effective writers.
  • Critical listeners.
  • Articulate speakers.



The English Department believes in a foundation of best practices that addresses content, teaching, and assessment. We believe

  • Every student can be a literate adult.
  • Students will take ownership of developing their literacy skills.
  • Highly effective modeling is essential for student success.
  • The collection, analysis, and sharing of relevant data will be used to guide instruction.
  • Classroom instruction will be aligned with the TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) as well as district and campus expectations.
  • A variety of research-based strategies and methods will be used by teachers to achieve instructional goals.
  • Parents/guardians and the community must actively and authentically participate in the development of all students' literacy.
  • Teaching has not occurred until the student has demonstrated progression of literacy.