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The West Hartford English curriculum is comprised of full-year freshman, sophomore, and junior courses plus a variety of full-year and semester courses for seniors. While courses vary in content, focus, and level of difficulty, core academic 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 preparation for graduation requirements.

After completing the required English 9 and English 10 courses, students choose among the elective offerings for a program suitable to their preparation for college or career. To meet district and state requirements, all students must earn four English credits. Three of those credits must be earned in full-year courses.


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Erik Bergvik

AP English 11, Creative Writing, Honors English 9

Katy Blake

Advanced Literature 21st, American Literature, Writing, Writing Center

Carol Blejwas

AP English 11, English 9, Voices

Cary Blocker

AP English 12, Honors English 10, Writing: Argument, Writing Center, Writing Description

Scott Ferguson

Advanced Literature 21st Century, AP English 11, Honors English 9

Kaitlyn Frakl

English 9, English 10, Honors English 10, Writing Center

Kelly Fransen

English 10, Journalism,, Hall Highlights Newspaper, HallRecord.org

Jennifer Lanese

English 9, Honors English 9, British Literature

Kristine Martin

English 9, Honors English 10, Workshop Program Coordinator

Rochelle Schnitzer

English 9, Honors English 9, Women's Literature

James Solomon

ASK, English Teacher

Kendall Teare

Interim English Teacher

Matthew West

WHPS Summer Programs Coordinator and WHPS Inter-District Summer High School Principal