American Literature, Literature and Composition, Literature and the Comedic Form and Myth and Hero.
Rita Dawod has a degree in Physics from DePaul University where she published her work on Physics Education Research. She also has a Master of the Arts in Secondary Science Education from National Louis University.
Melissa Metelits became a faculty member in 2018 and teaches Algebra II, Precalculus, AP Calculus BC, and AP Computer Science. She has taught and tutored a variety of subjects in Philadelphia, her home town, and in Chicago.
Alex Cassidy joined The Academy in 2018, and earned their Bachelors in Science Education from the University of Florida. Alex comes to The Academy from Wellsprings Friends School in Eugene, OR.
The curriculum is centered around our what-how-why methodology, which focuses your attention to the thematic and formal elements and their synthetic relationship.
What-how-why gives you the ability to verbalize pointed responses, compose cogent essays, and interpret literature with confidence. As writers and thinkers, you will learn to push past text into subtext, discern reaction from analysis, and develop a pleasure for reading literature with purpose.
As a student here, you will have the opportunity to take English classes ranging from required classes like American Literature and Literature and Composition to electives like Literature and the Comedic Form and Myth and Hero. As a senior, you can be placed in to AP English Literature and Composition upon recommendation of your teachers.
Science Department Courses