• English

    The program shall:

    - allow SMS students to experience a culturally diverse literature and reading program in which they analyze and interpret a wide variety of works.

    -provide students with opportunities to utilize 21st-century skills, specifically: critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity. 

    - equip SMS students with the skills needed to organize and present their ideas and information according to their research purpose and intended audience.

    - equip SMS students with the skills needed to clarify research questions, and evaluate and synthesize information.

    Students shall:

    - increase and refine communication skills through vocabulary and writing.

    - become self-directed learners who access technology and are able to extract relevant data.

    - employ the elements of the writing process to compose texts.

    - write a variety of literary texts to express their ideas, experiences, and feelings as well as to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes.