Voices & Visions of Justice

Envisioning the demands of equitable societies and developing their distinctive, expressive voices as writers and thinkers, ninth graders explore familiar and unfamiliar lives and dilemmas

Defining Literary Traditions

Tenth-grade English emphasizes critical reading, focused discussions and a variety of writing assignments connected to the study of literature derived from the British tradition. These

American Dreams

The American Dream is a familiar phrase, but what does it mean? Whose dream is it? Is there just one dream for all Americans? How

American Echoes

Carl Sagan once declared, “Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs.” What

American Understandings

We typically arrive at new understanding through our own experience. And so in this course we will explore the many ways writers across the American

In the American Grain

Writing what’s new is inextricably linked to reading what’s come before. With that in mind, this three-genre writing workshop offers a survey of American literature

American Voices

In this course, we will use a wide range of American short stories, poems, and novels to sample the many voices and issues that have

American Identities

America is made up of a patchwork of ethnicities, races, religions, and personal experiences. As the country has grown over the past 250 years, individuals

American Ghost Stories

“I don’t believe in ghosts,” the writer Edith Wharton once asserted, “but I am afraid of them.” In this course, we will dare to awaken

American Gothic

This course traces how the American literary tradition has turned again and again to the gothic genre to engage with issues of gender, race, class,

River and Rock

Here in the Pioneer Valley, the dark greens of late summer transition to a rich panoply of color as temperatures shift from hot and humid

Honors Economics

In the first half of the year, students are introduced to microeconomic theory through the study of such concepts as supply and demand, the law