The Mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited.
Weston High School English courses are designed to develop proficiency, critical thinking and academic integrity in reading, writing, viewing, analyzing and researching. These courses are structured around themes which are designed to lead, through thoughtful reading and writing, to analyses of what it means to be human. The concepts explored through these themes promote depth of understanding, broadened perspective, and imaginative exploration, as well as connections to learning in other disciplines. Literature selected by the department to embrace these concepts, includes novels, short stories, essays, plays, poetry and non-fiction in all genres. Evaluations are based on classroom participation, homework, writing portfolio, research, quizzes, tests, journals and performance assessments.