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9-12 English Program

English Language Arts Department

Douglas Cronk
Coordinator of English 7-12
Phone Number: (914) 422-2190
Fax Number: (914) 422-2196

The White Plains High School English department has developed a rigorous core curriculum designed as a pathway for all students to our most challenging courses, such as Advanced Placement, and to college readiness. The English faculty participates in professional training, consistently reviews and revises curriculum , and collaborates in grade level teams to be sure that all White Plains students are both supported and challenged. Great efforts are taken to be sure that the English curriculum best meets the needs of our students in our mission to prepare students as readers, writers, and thinkers for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Course Descriptions by Grade Level 


2023 Summer Reading 

Dear students, we hope you embrace reading this summer! If you are scheduled to take an honors, AP, or dual enrollment course, please see the course specific assignments you must complete before the start of the school year. To all students, we offer some suggestions below, but we encourage you to read whatever looks interesting to you. Discover captivating stories, expand your knowledge, and spark your imagination. Reading during the summer is not only enjoyable but also crucial in preventing the summer slide and continuing to develop  your academic skills. Happy reading and enjoy your summer!


2023-2024 English 1H summer assignment

2023-2024 English 2H summer assignment

2023-2024 English 3H summer assignment

2023-2024 E3 AP Language & Composition summer assignment

2023-2024 E4 AP Literature & Composition summer assignment

2023-2024 E4 ECE summer assignment

2023-2024 SUPA Writing & English summer assignment (related SUPA reading)