Middle school is all about

opening a world of possibilities, being creative, and becoming

an agile thinker. The goal for English students is to continue t

o grow as effective,  thoughtful, and capable communicators. who will understand a wide variety of

texts of multiple genres,

language, and literature.


Alta Vista English content is centered around the important role language plays in literature and in the skill of expressing one’s self in written and spoken word. Each course integrates and develops strategies for active and clear reading, writing, and listening, while honing in on critical thinking and analytical skills.  All courses are designed to build on literary skills that students will need to successfully participate in today’s complex and challenging information-based society.


Courses Include

  • The Paper Chase

  • Hero’s Journey

  • Writing for Change

  • Into the Future