The English Language Arts and Library Department offers four years of Common Core-aligned curricula designed to prepare students for the challenges of college and careers. Through a study of classic and contemporary fiction, drama, poetry, and literary nonfiction, we explore themes of relevance to our students and their future endeavors. In addition to the core English courses, we offer three-year sequences in Drama and Journalism. In their junior and senior years, our students have opportunities to challenge themselves with more rigorous coursework in our AP English Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, and College Now offerings. Our yearly magazine, Pendemonium, showcases the poetry, short stories, and photography of aspiring writers and artists.