Shakespeare once wrote, “There are more things in heaven and earth…than are dreamt of in your philosophy”. These immortal lines are the heart to the learning of English at the Frederick Douglass Academy.
The English Department strives to explore literature by being canonically reverent and culturally relevant. As students progress through the sequence of English courses, texts increase in complexity, and writing pieces reflect that complexity by asking students to develop uniquely nuanced and academically informed responses to those readings. Very early on, students learn the skills needed for academic research with scholarly sources. The English Department offers two Advanced Placement courses in Language and Literature.