The English Department

Honors and Advanced Placement Courses

Mission

The Creekside High School English Department serves every student in Creekside High School. Our mission is to provide students with a rigorous and enriching environment that enhances their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills.
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Because the English Department provides an array of rigorous courses-- designed to challenge and motivate your child-- Creekside High School’s English Department believes that the Summer Reading Assignment is a valuable pursuit for the student for several reasons. Colleges expect students to have read widely in the classics of literature, and we school teachers believe that students need to exercise their independent reading skills over the summer months. In addition, familiarity with specific pieces of literature allows the student to start the school year with a literary foundation on which to reflect and compose. Consequently, teachers at every grade level base their summer reading choices on college English department book lists that should prove interesting and valuable.

Course Progression

Resources

College Board

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SpringBoard

SpringBoard offers research-based instructional strategies and practices that provide a clear road map forward and helps students take ownership of and accountability for their own learning.

Dictionary.com

Dictionary.com is the world's leading digital dictionary. We provide millions of English definitions, spellings, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and word origins.