English

  • photo of the english department team

    Pictured left to right: Andrea Evans, Premi Singh, Ashley Nation, Colin Fegeley, Sarah Hill, Michelle Johnson, and Gloria Achilli

  • Green Level High School follows the North Carolina Standard Course of Study for English/Language Arts, which utilizes Common Core standards for Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language. Our goal is to empower students to become intellectual investigators, critical thinkers, and effective communicators who are prepared for college, career, and active citizenship in a dynamic global community. 

    English students at Green Level will explore the universal concepts of Home and Family, Identity and Culture, Conformity and Rebellion, and Tradition and Progress from four unique perspectives. Ninth graders will work from a personal lens, exploring each topic as it relates to them as individuals. Tenth graders will explore the same topics from a global perspective. Eleventh graders will examine the way that historical, legal, and institutional forces have shaped our understanding of each topic, and twelfth graders will re-examine each topic from a psychological lens.

    High school students must earn four core English credits in order to graduate: English I, English II, English III, and English IV.  As we add eleventh and twelfth grades to our campus, students will have the option to earn their English III and/or IV credits through enrollment in Advanced Placement courses (AP Language and Composition at eleventh grade, AP Literature and Composition at twelfth). In addition, students at Green Level can enroll in a variety of English elective courses. At present, we offer Leadership in Media and Speech, and we anticipate additional offerings as our school grows.

    In the Green Level English Department, we value the diversity of our school community and seek to reflect it in our curriculum design. We are committed to providing challenging, engaging, and student-centered instruction and to the use of equitable policies and practices in our classrooms. We believe that every student possesses unique potential, and we look forward to working with you to make the most of yours!