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English Class

英语系是教育计划的重要组成部分. We are committed to providing our students with instruction that is consistent and supportive of our Catholic Christian values. Rooted in AHA's mission, we strive to educate the whole student: intellectually, spiritually, morally, and emotionally.

The English Department plays a primary role in preparing our students for the world outside of school. Thus, we challenge our students to use the study of literature and language to become responsible, moral, and faith-committed members of their society. The study of literature shows students the relevance of the human experience to their own lives and exposes them to the rich cultural diversity that surrounds them. Instilling a love for reading and an appreciation of language in our students is a prime goal of the department. We encourage our students to be active participants in the learning process and to question themselves, their instructors, and each other. 我们的学生学会了促进改变,而不是被动地接受生活, particularly where it concerns the welfare of others.

确保我们的学生在未来取得成功, we teach effective written and oral communication skills.  Since the world is ever-changing, the English Department attempts to give its students myriad skills and tools: articulate speech, clear writing for various audiences, effective and ethical technology use, and critical, analytical, and creative thinking skills. Our goal is to create life-long learners.

Department Learner Outcomes:

Upon graduation students will:

  • Exhibit competent spoken and written communication.

  • Comprehend demanding literature and technical writing.

  • 表现出批判性、分析性、创造性思维和解决问题的能力.

  • Exhibit broad language and vocabulary skills.

  • 培养有效的说明文写作、研究和综合技能.

  • 尊重每个人的多样性和观点.

  • 体验课堂内外的指定阅读.

  • Aquire skills and practice for collaborative endeavors.

  • Be well-prepared for college, career, and beyond.

  • 熟练使用技术作为学习和资源工具. 

The Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) description can be found in Special Academic Programs.

List of English Classes

English Courses



AHA's Program of Studies is a comprehensive course catalog with a description of the school's requirements for graduation and for student honors. 


Case Unverzagt - Department Chair
Advanced Placement Language and Composition & English 11

Natalie Ahlm
English 10 & AP English Literature and Composition

Melanie Aylward
English 9 & English 12

Sarah Miles
English 11 & English 12

Gabrielle Meierhofer
Advanced English 9 & English 10

Theresa Cosgriff
English 9 & Advanced English 10