Courses Offered

AP Language & Comp
AP Literature & Comp
English 9
English 10
English 11
English 12
Creative Writing/Lit Mag.
Informative & Argumentative Speaking
Model UN 

English Quick Links

English Department - 240.740.2430

Daniel McKenna, Resource Teacher - 240.740.2431


Melissa Adams, Teacher
Paulette Bowles, Teacher
Sean Foster, Teacher
Donna Gibson, Teacher
Stephanie Gomer, Teacher and Journalism Instructor
Katie Horan, Teacher 
Jennifer Marks, Teacher
Brian McMullen, English Composition Assistant
Mitchell Ornstein, Teacher
Dryer Thackston, Teacher
Clayton Traver, Teacher
Diane Van Yuga, Teacher



English 9 Summer Reading (Updated July 2, 2019)

English 10 Summer Reading  (Updated June 4, 2019)

 English 11 Summer Reading (Updated June 10, 2019)

English 12 Summer Reading (Updated June 4, 2019)


AP English Language for Non Humanities Students (Updated June 4, 2019) 
Into the Wild Argument Outline  for AP English Language summer work

AP English Literature (Updated June 4, 2019)

Certificate in Advanced Arts

Take specific classes and join organizations to earn the following Advanced Arts Certificates!  Click HERE for a presentation explaining this exciting new program!

 Advanced Arts Pathways Requirements Form - Due March 29, 2019


Creative and Performing Arts

Musical Performance

Visual Arts - Humanities students

Visual Arts - non Humanities students  


Poolesville Pulse

In the upcoming school year, The Poolesville Pulse will have successfully reached its 14th year of circulation at Poolesville High School. Part of what has made this newspaper so successful is the support of its appreciated patrons and advertisers. The community has always provided aid when the high school needs it, creating a wonderful environment in which students can learn and grow. We are writing to you with another opportunity to support the students of Poolesville High School by promoting the Journalism program and reinforcing students’ endeavors to report the news.

As a patron, your name will be listed in every issue of the paper. As a patron subscriber, in addition to being recognized in the patron listing, you will have a copy of each issue delivered to your home address. If you are interested in becoming one of our valued patrons or patron subscribers, please click HERE for a form to complete and return by mail.

Literary Magazine

Extra!! Extra!!

The English Department sponsors a Writing Support lab daily during lunchtime in Lab 12.  Students can receive assistance on English assignments and college essays


Suggested English Links

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