Separate courses are devoted to the teaching of English and literature. Students have weekly lessons in writing and grammar. Writing is presented through the Six Trait Writing program. The traits include idea, organization, sentence fluency, voice, word choice, and conventions. These skills are integrated into the study of literature as students read many genres and write about what they have read. Students write poetry, essays, short answers and creative pieces. There is an emphasis on reinforcing and integrating skills throughout the curriculum. Technology and audiovisual resources are used to supplement and enhance learning.