Primary Interests and goals
Our department has demonstrated tremendous success in both helping students earn scores indicative of college readiness (on the NYS ELA Regents Exam) and in improving students' reading skills (as measured by the MAP Growth Reading Assessment). Despite our successes in improving student outcomes, we will continue to work collaboratively to hone and improve our curriculum--and our instructional practices-- to meet the interests and needs of each incoming class of Curtis students.
We believe that our primary mission is to empower our students to recognize and seize opportunities to improve their communities, their nation, and the world. To that end, our department has and will continue to design learning opportunities and projects that encourage our students to research and investigate the ways in which people create change--and to work towards actualizing the change they wish to see.
We believe we can achieve this through a program that addresses the following components of reading and writing:
Assistant Principal, English