The courses offered by the English department aim to give students a thorough knowledge of the English language; to enable them to think, speak, and write clearly, creatively and logically; and to read with comprehension. These skills are fostered in a community that respects the individual, that values diversity, and that enjoys learning as a lifetime pursuit. Courses of study in English help students develop their critical thinking skills, organize their ideas, connect literature to their lives, develop patterns of independent thinking and learning, and foster the expression of individual creativity.
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Believing that each student can be successful in mathematics and that each student ought to be comfortably challenged to achieve his or her full mathematical potential, the Department of Mathematics and Computational Sciences provides a wide variety of college-preparatory courses from Algebra One to AP Calculus AB and BC, AP Statistics, and AP Computer Science, as well as Post-AP courses; small class sizes; daily tutorials; technology-rich instruction; and talented, compassionate, and enthusiastic teachers. Our teachers are deeply committed to on-going professional development and to the use of innovative teaching methods and curricula. We aim to inspire and nurture in each student a love for learning and to prepare him or her for a lifetime of learning, critical thinking, and responsible citizenship.
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Mathematics at your pace
True to our mission, our students take many paths in Mathematics. Freshman take Algebra, Geometry, or even Algebra II. 165 of our students are taking multiple Mathematics courses this year.
The Science Department at EHS actively encourages all students to address the many interesting questions which arise when we attempt to understand ourselves and the living physical world. To address these questions, students must develop a significant level of scientific literacy. This requires that each student must learn to think independently, to approach problems and tasks creatively and skillfully, and to participate actively in the scientific process through prediction, observation, analysis, debate, reassessment, and reinterpretation. Computers and calculators are integrated throughout the science curriculum as tools to gather, analyze, and present information.
The language courses emphasize listening, speaking, reading and writing in the target language. Students also become familiar with the history and culture of countries where the target language is spoken. As students progress in their study of a language, they acquire a greater command of complex grammatical usages and vocabulary in preparation for more advanced readings. Courses focus on helping students develop accuracy and fluency in the target language while fostering an appreciation for diversity and the unique contributions of other cultures.