The study of English Language Arts in the Pittsford Central School District cultivates literate citizens who think critically, write clearly, communicate effectively, and read with understanding and appreciation.
English Department Staff
For us, reading and writing do not merely comprise the tasks of our chosen profession; they are endeavors of passion. They are the foundation upon which we have built a lifetime in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding. We strive to consistently convey this passion to our students and in this way, contribute to society, of course, but more importantly—humanity. We are:
All ELA Courses EXCEPT for AP Lit, AP Lang, and Honors Brit Lit
We ask that all Pittsford secondary students read two books this summer. Students, read any two books you like, any genre, any author, because choice is another beauty of reading. Biographies and memoirs count. All non-fiction counts. Of course, fiction counts. Poetry counts. Graphic novels count. You could choose something that’s “good for you,” something that will help prepare you for college, say. Or, not. It could just be fun. Any two books. If you have to read a book for another course, that counts for English, as well.
Once school begins in the fall, English teachers may plan activities and assignments around the two books students chose to read.
Summer Reading Starting Points
The following links might provide some inspiration, and they're a great place to start:
With a Monroe County Public Library card you can also borrow books from any library within the county.
Sora provides free, instant access to thousands of eBooks and Audiobooks. App available for Android and Apple. Find Monroe 1 BOCES - Pittsford Schools, then log in with PCSD Network login (last first, password).