English Department

With the rapid and continually accelerating rate of change in the modern world, today's student must be prepared to adapt to many new situations. Among these are changes in technology, society, the work environment, the home, and education. Research indicates that a strong command of the English language is essential to success in all of these areas of endeavor. The English program at Thornton Fractional District 215 is devoted to the development of competency in reading, writing, listening, speaking, vocabulary and critical thinking--intrinsic aspects of any effective English curriculum. In addition, the department emphasizes the development of a sense of civic and social responsibility, as well as fostering a better understanding of self and others. Only by directing conscientious effort toward all of these concerns can a student truly maximize his or her potential, for English is the key to all learning and understanding as well as the instrument which transmits our cultural heritage.

Eight semesters of English are required to graduate. Students must take an English credit each semester. However, students may select additional English courses in their junior and/or senior year as electives. Requirements include:

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • English 12
  • or Honors/ AP English courses

Free English Class Novels Available Online

(Please note that not all novels read in class are listed here as they are not all available free and online.)

English 9

Honors English 9

English 10

Honors English 10

Honors English 11

English 12

AP Literature

AP Language and Composition


Na'Tasha Emerson
Thornton Fractional North
Michael Furmanek
Thornton Fractional North
Jennifer Gillespie
Thornton Fractional North
Bianca Gomez
Thornton Fractional North
Shemika Green
Thornton Fractional North
Catherine Hood
Thornton Fractional North
Kim Isberg
Thornton Fractional North
Michael Kawa
Thornton Fractional North
Michelle Lencioni
Thornton Fractional North
Sheri Murawski
Thornton Fractional North
Michelle Potter
Thornton Fractional North
Maria Ramirez
Thornton Fractional North
Christopher Russo
Thornton Fractional North