Dallastown High School English Department
Our Mission
The mission of the English Department at Dallastown Area High School is to expose students to the ways in which the English language is used to communicate effectively through the written and the spoken word.  Our emphases are the following:
  • Teaching the conventions of English usage
  • Revealing the elemental approaches to understanding literature
  • Enabling students to carry on substantive discourse in written and spoken form, about the purposes and effects of literature in all genres
  • Encouraging appreciation of the versitility and flexibility of the English language in its various modes of expression
  • Exposing students to a variety of public speaking experiences
The English Department at Dallastown Area High School works diligently at helping students to meet the Pennsylvania State Standards for English.
You may access the Pennsylvania Department of Education Standards for English at the following site:
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