The MHS English Department is committed to giving students a strong background in all language arts skills:

  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Listening and speaking strategies
  • Written and oral language conventions

All classes meet the California English-Language Content Standards for California Public Schools for Grades 9-12.

Students must be enrolled in an English class every semester until graduation. A total of 40 credits earned are required for graduation, with 30 credits earned in grades 10-12.

Courses are of four basic types: 1) English 9 2) English 10 3) English 11 4) English 12

Although all courses in the English program are of potential value to all students, the courses preceded by a "P" meet college entrance requirements, and therefore are recommended for the college-bound student.

English Teachers

Devine, H.

Hoage, L.

Gary, M.


Classes Offered

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 10 Honors
  • English 11
  • English 11 Honors
  • English 12
  • English 12 NCP
  • AP English 12

Useful English Links