English Department

The English Department of Gilboa-Conesville recognizes the impact of English Language Arts in becoming an informed and productive member of society. We pledge to create a challenging and supportive academic community in which each member strives to develop to his or her potential, to become a life-long learner, and to act as a responsible citizen in a diverse and global society.  In alignment with the NYS English Language Arts Common Core Standards, the English courses are designed to produce effective speakers, discerning listeners, perceptive readers and clear, persuasive writers.  By the successful completion of senior year, students will have read a number of American and world authors, discussed and debated many ethical and social issues, and expressed views in varied oral and written forms.