The English Department understands that our students come to MCNDHS not only with varied skills and academic achievement but also with varying adult responsibilities. We are careful to place students in classes that will challenge but not overwhelm them. We also tailor our course offerings to insure students not only develop an appreciation of literature but also strengthen their reading, writing and speaking skills. By the time a student graduates he or she is equipped to handle the demands of college and the workplace. Course offerings include advanced literacy techniques, English Language Arts Regents preparation, World Literature, American Literature, American Poetry, and genre studies of the novel and drama.