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English Department

Welcome to the Sachem High School English Department!

We are particularly proud to offer an excellent program throughout students’ four years in high school. From our Regents-level, college-bound program; our outstanding honors/AP program; to the excellent Reading specialization, our teachers provide students with high levels of academic inquiry, as well as interdisciplinary connections to their learning.   We also are proud to offer exceptional electives courses for juniors and seniors. Among these courses are Journalism, Broadcast Journalism, Composition for the College-Bound, Oral Communication/Drama, Creative Writing, and Film Study.

Our Goals:
• To develop in students a passion for learning and sharing;
• To educate all students as readers and writers;
• To empower students to make relevant, significant connections with their learning, to their lives;
• To prepare students for the rigors of college studies;
• To encourage high standards of inquiry and critical thinking in students;
• To empower students as life-long learners.
I believe that, each day we meet with students, we educators have both a weighty responsibility and a wonderful opportunity. It is our responsibility to see that each of our students has a chance for success. It is our opportunity, as adults, to provide experiences for 180 days that can make or break each student’s day. In this capacity, our role is nothing short of a sacred trust. We coax, enjoin, prod students to achieve, but we must also encourage them to expand their humanity and tolerance. We welcome your comments, inquiries, and support.

Department Chair: Mr. Wrightson
Telephone: 631-716-8200 ext. 5184

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