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Language Arts Department

Our Mission

The Metea Valley Language Arts Department shares in LIFE's journey as invested cultural participants by inspiring individual thought, constructive communication, and empowered action.

Course Overview:

A student must be registered in a core English course each semester. The curriculum builds language skills sequentially from freshman through senior levels. Writing-based courses introduce, develop, and refine student skills in all aspects of the writing process including literary analyses, personal essays, and creative writings. In addition, reading development is approached through the various literature studied in each course.

The first three years of English course work consist of three full-year core courses: English I, II, and III.

In the senior year the student must take:

  • a minimum of two semester choices from the list of senior choices

The Communication Electives (special interest courses) may be taken in addition to the core curriculum but do not count toward fulfillment of English requirements for graduation.


Extracurricular Opportunities

  • Literary Magazine
  • Drama Club

Summer Opportunities for Literacy

Summer Enrichment Reading For ALL


AP/Honors Optional Resources


For more information, contact Jessica Thomas, English Department Chair at 




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