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English Department Overview

The Mission San Jose High School English Department is committed to supporting and encouraging students to become independent, lifelong learners.

All English courses are designed to build, maintain, and advance skills in effective reading, writing, language, speaking, and listening. Students learn to read critically from a wide range of literary and informational texts, write effectively for a variety of audiences and purposes, and learn to speak and listen effectively in informal and formal situations. We believe that mastering these complex communication skills is essential for successfully meeting the challenges of the 21st Century.