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HALL HIGH SCHOOL

975 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: 860-232-4561
Fax: 860-236-0366

Dan Zittoun, Principal 

English

STAFF

SUPERVISOREMAILPHONEWEB LINK
 Kris Nystrom kris_nystrom@whps.org x5150 
TEACHERS   
 Erik Bergvit erik_bergvit@whps.org x6301 
 Katy Blake (formerly Yates) katy_yates@whps.org x6307 
 Carol Blejwas  carol_blejwas@whps.org x6321 Websites
 Cary Blocker cary_blocker@whps.org x6320 Websites
 Anna Capobianco  anna_capobianco@whps.org x6303 Homework
 Scott Ferguson  scott_ferguson@whps.org x6322 Homework
 Kaitlyn Frakl kaitlyn_frakl@whps.org x6308 
 Kelly Fransen  kelly_fransen@whps.org x6312 Website
 Melissa Hickey melissa_roy@whps.org x6317 Websites
 Jennifer Lanese jennifer_lanese@whps.org x6318 
 Kristin Larson kristin_larson@whps.org x6316 
 Rochelle Schnitzer rochelle_schnitzer@whps.org x6300 
 Jessica Sobieralski  jessica_sobieralski@whps.org  
 James Solomon  jim_solomon@whps.org x6501 Website
 Michael Stepensky michael_stepensky@whps.org   
 Matthew West  matthew_west@whps.org x6302 Homework

CURRICULUM

The West Hartford English curriculum is comprised of full-year freshman and sophomore courses plus a variety of full-year and semester electives for juniors and seniors. While courses vary in content, focus, and level of difficulty, these skills - literature and language study, writing, and critical thinking - receive careful attention in every course. In addition to helping students develop interest and proficiency in these areas, English teachers provide students with extended and individual assistance through the teacher-student conferences, portfolio work, and state and SAT test preparation. After completing the required English 9 and English 10 courses, students chooseamong the elective offerings for a program suitable to their interests and needs. To meet district and state requirements, all students must earn eight semester English credit (four credits). Three of those credits must be earned in any full-year literature-based courses. All English courses have a summer reading requirement.  Note: Before enrolling in upper level courses, students must fulfill, in sequence, their English 9 and English 10 requirements. 

DOCUMENTS AND LINKS

West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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