English Language Arts

The first objective of the English Language Arts program at Westmount High School is to prepare our students for their lives after graduation. To this end, students participate in a balanced program of literary analysis that combines a strong emphasis on the excitement and interest derived from reading and sharing ideas, with focused objectives in communicating through writing and speaking. Creative and formal writing, oral communication, media studies, critical thinking, literary analysis and grammar all figure prominently. We seek to involve students in the process of becoming people who can think critically and who can express themselves comfortably in a variety of ways.