English/Language Arts/Humanities Classes
English/Language Arts courses parallel the History/Government/Geography/Business & Economics courses each year for both middle and high school. Students see connections between what they learn in one class with what they do in another. English/Language Arts classes focus primarily on reading and writing, literature, and research. In addition, students have a separate Humanities class that includes public speaking, speeches, debate, mock trial, journaling, creative writing, resume writing, journalism, writing contests, SAT preparation and practice, independent projects, and cross-subject or cross-curricular assignments. We follow the Virginia Department of Education recommendation and guidelines for English/Language Arts.