The goal of the Academy English Department is to teach students to read compassionately, think exactingly, write clearly and gracefully, and act with the compassion, exactitude, clarity and grace they derive from their engagement with the English language and with literature. We believe offering students a wide variety of curricular challenges with language and literature will increase their capacity for perception, feeling, reason and tolerance; nourish their imaginations; and inspire their actions.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Four credits are required for graduation.
  2. Students should earn 2 credits total in English in their junior and senior years.
  3. Every student must take at least one American Literature course.

Course Progression and Requirements