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The Jones English Department teaches students to deep dive into words as both Art and Argument through the Analysis of Literature and Rhetoric. With this deeper understanding of language’s power to move us, to persuade us, to broaden us, students will wield words intentionally and ethically to make a positive impact in their own lives and the lives of others.
The English Curriculum provides a two year base of foundational skills, then offers a wide variety of options in the final two years, including several courses not offered in most CPS schools (Contemporary Literature and Language, Latin@ Literature, African-American Literature, and Asian-American Literature). Students who wish to extend their English experience beyond the classroom should consider joining the Literary Magazine, the Poetry Slam Team, the Debate Team, the Jones Blueprint, and/or the TEDx Conference.