The Andrew English Department is dedicated to providing a diverse and challenging learning experience in the language arts. All English classes follow a sequential and developmental pattern of skills. Eight credits in English are required for graduation.
Listed in the English Novels for 2020-2021 link below are the required novel purchases for English classes at Andrew. These books are on sale in the Revtrak system (the same system used for online registration fee payment.) In the upper right corner under the word Shop, you can select English Novel Sales from the drop down menu. Books purchased online will be delivered to students in their English classes. Please note that books will not be sold during the in-person schedule release day this year. If you plan to purchase these novels elsewhere, please make a note of the publisher and ISBN number of the book. All students are required to use the same edition of required novels. The cost of novels can be found in this document English Novels for 2020-2021
2020-2021 Summer Assignments for Honors/AP students
In the English Honors/Advanced Placement program at VJA, we firmly believe that summer assignments allow students to engage with texts in a meaningful way at their own pace. Students have homework that requires both reading and writing, with the expectation that all written work be submitted their first day of the new school year. Having our classes come prepared in this way enables us to immediately forge our classroom communities through discussions of a common novel. Instead of experiencing a “summer slump,” our students will practice their essential English language skills, paving the way for success for the whole year. Please help us by supporting your students in their completion of this assignment. To view your student’s summer assignment, please click the link of the English Honors/Advanced Placement course in which they are enrolled for the 2020-2021 school year.