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Language Arts

The Language Arts program at Avance emphasizes well-rounded,
college-preparatory literacy. Students read, analyze and discuss
challenging novels, short-stories, poetry, speeches and essays in
every course. Each piece is carefully chosen to reflect society,
history, philosophy and self.  All texts are approved by the State of

Writing is an essential component to each ELA course. Students are
expected to write thoroughly developed and thoughtful essays employing
each of the rhetorical strategies and strong control of English
grammar and conventions.

Since strong vocabulary is the cornerstone of literacy, Avance's
vocabulary program is extensive. Each course builds the students' word
bank through best practices obtained from NCLR conferences and the
study of Greek and Latin roots.