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About the English Department

For information about courses and summer requirements:

Students enrolled in 12th grade AP Literature should email

Students enrolled in 11th grade AP Language should email

Students enrolled in Media Academy eXperience (MAX) please read the following: MAX Summer 21-22

There are no summer assignments for English 9 Honors, English 10 Honors, or Get Reel this year.


Need a little help with your English assignments? 

Need a space to work on English homework? Want to just hang out?

The English department now offers tutoring after school Monday-Thursday!


Right now, the SRHS English department is busy researching and learning the best techniques and strategies for engaging our students through Distance Learning.  Whether we are in the classroom, or connecting with our students online, we want our students to experience opportunities to discuss the big ideas we encounter in literature and film.  We want to help them develop the strong reading and writing skills that will prepare them for college and the work place.  And we want them to express themselves creatively!


The English Placement Assessment is a reading and writing task designed to ensure two things: that the English teachers at SR have a sense of the skills, talents and academic needs of their incoming students, and that we are able to make informed placement recommendations to counselors and families.  The task itself is similar to those students regularly encounter in class: reading an informational article and responding to that article in writing.  The assessment is designed to be completed in a 55 minute class period.  Student work will be scored against a rubric that assesses reading comprehension and writing skills.  Score information and feedback about recommended placement will be made available to counselors and families.

English Department Program Options for an incoming 9th grader can be pretty overwhelming.  "Do I need a support class?" "Should I take honors?" "What happens if I take honors and I can't handle it?"  "What if I don't sign up for honors, and then change my mind?"  Check out this linked FAQ page for our answers to those questions!


Shaun Bond   Teacher
Cynthia Hager   Teacher
Lauren Kilgariff   Teacher
Lauren Levy   Teacher
Alexis Morgan   Teacher
Chris Simenstad   Teacher
Andrew Simmons   Teacher
Jeannine Thurston   Teacher