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English Department


The English program at Pentucket is designed to develop mastery of the many language arts skills. In a rapidly changing world, these skills continue to be the basic foundation for intellectual and personal growth and are necessary for effective study in every discipline.  After successfully completing the program, students should be able:

  1. To communicate ideas critically and constructively, using appropriate words, pronunciation and grammar.

  2. To generate ideas and to organize, draft, revise and edit written material.

  3. To ask and answer questions and to express and defend a point of view with evidence.

  4. To identify and understand the main ideas (both explicit and implicit) in a written work and then to summarize them in their own words.

Pentucket High School requires that all students complete 22.5 credits (four years of English) including successful completion of 9th Grade Writing Lab.

The courses listed in the Program of Studies represent the offerings of the English Department and are intended to meet the needs of all Pentucket students. Proper class placement is essential in order to effectively challenge each student.