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Secondary English Language Arts

Secondary English

Secondary English Standards Leader: Jude Dietz


Secondary (6-12) English at The Pittsford Central School District

Sixth, Seventh and Eighth grade English curriculum is sequential, providing the student with a structured approach for learning and applying communication skills and exceeds the New York State Standards for Language Arts. Check with Middle School Counseling Offices for more information.

Ninth graders must register for one full-year English course (one English credit).

Tenth and eleventh graders must register for one full-year English course (one English credit). They may also take either or both of the semester-long electives.

Seniors will choose a full-year course with a distinct concentration appealing to different student interests. All course choices incorporate diverse voices, media literacy, speaking and listening, and all other New York State and District Standards. Each course is a culmination of a student’s English Language Arts Education and preparation for their post-secondary experience.  Each offered course requires a year-long Senior Inquiry into a question or problem of the student’s choice, resulting in a media-supported presentation.

See descriptions of High School English course offerings in the High School Program of Studies.

Summer Reading

Each summer, Pittsford High School students read two books in preparation for the coming school year.  For information on  summer reading, follow the links below:

Summer Reading page