The English Language Arts department at Manchester Regional High School places a strong focus on the developing reading, writing, and communication skills that will best prepare our students for college and career readiness.
We have attached our grade 9, 10, and 11 curricula. Perhaps more importantly, we have also attached our rationale as to why we believe that the structure of our language arts curricula will benefit our students.
For our ambitious and high achieving learners Manchester provides English Honors sections for grades nine and ten. Manchester has had a strong partnership with the Passaic County Community College and our grade eleven students have the option of taking a college level English Comp class at Manchester. Upon successful completion of this course, Manchester students will earn three college credits through PCCC. Our grade twelve students may elect to enroll in our A.P. English class. Students that score highly on the A.P. English exam may be eligible to earn credits.
Aside from our traditional language arts classes, it should be noted that we seek to provide a broad scope of electives with which our students can further develop their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Our department offers four theatre arts classes and two journalism classes. Furthermore, we also mandate that each grade nine student spend one full semester in a PSAT prep class. Students that wish to further augment their test preparation skills can sign up for full year SAT classes that we offer within our English master schedule.