Dartmouth Public Schools define literacy as “listening, speaking, reading, writing and viewing in order to construct meaning and communicate ideas.” Thus, the vision which guides the school’s efforts is that all students must have the opportunities and resources to develop the literacy skills needed to pursue life’s goals and participate fully as informed, productive members of society.
Dartmouth High School confirms through its student expectations that among the most important things a student can gain from school are the abilities
In addition, the Dartmouth High School English Department believes that students should be able to comprehend and analyze a variety of literature employing literary elements, stylistic qualities, and relevance to human experience.
Finally, the English Department recognizes that the Massachusetts State Frameworks must serve as the denotative guide on which to base curriculum planning. Our vision, then, is coupled with that of the District and the State in order to create and sustain the English courses listed in the Program of Studies.