The largest department at Rio Mesa High School, the English department affects all students on campus. Populated with consummate professionals, the English department has high expectations for all students across grade and class levels. Through standardized vocabulary, DOL, literary analysis, and other standards-based practices, students are able to easily transition from one level to another with confidence. We offer a variety of classes to accommodate every student at every level from remedial reading to honors IB.
As a reflection of our highly qualified instructors, many Rio Mesa teachers have led workshops at the school, district, and county and state levels. It is the English department’s goal to produce Spartans who are responsible, healthy, productive citizens, problem solvers, and academic achievers who can effectively communicate in a global world—Many teachers are using I-Grade, preparing students for CAHSEE and using Criterion Online Software.