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English at Quincy High School

The English curriculum at Quincy High School reflects the standards of reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language outlined in the Massachusetts Curriculum Framework for English Language Arts and Literacy. Students who meet these standards develop the skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening and have the foundation for creative and purposeful expression in language.

With a staff that is profoundly committed to meeting each student’s individual needs, the English department at Quincy High School drives all students to meet high standards for reading proficiency and writing skill. We engage students at all grades and levels in a variety of genres, using novels, plays, short stories, poetry, non-fiction, and film to teach students to think deeply and critically. We pride ourselves on constantly adapting and enhancing our curriculum, which allows us to provide students with fresh, relevant material while still adhering to the Framework. Every course provides a wide array of writing experiences, as we encourage our students not only to analyze texts but also to express themselves creatively.

English Faculty