• 9-12 English Language Arts 

    English language arts courses represent the commitment of our educational community to interrupt existing educational inequities and focus on dismantling the status quo.  As we move into 2020-21, the power of studying the language arts contributes to meeting the PPS promise of fulfilling the graduate portrait for our Black, Brown, Native American students, and for all students. 

    9-12 English Language Arts courses connect with all elements of the PPS Graduate Portrait, with several aspects connecting most closely with the study of reading, writing, listening and speaking.  Through the study of diverse texts that represent a multitude of lived experiences, ELA courses specifically focus on supporting the development of these elements in every PPS student:


    • Inclusive and Collaborative Problem Solvers
    • Inquisitive Critical Thinkers with Deep Core Knowledge
    • Powerful and Effective Communicators
    • Resilient and Adaptable Lifelong Learners


    The Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards frame the priority standards of our ELA courses, engaging students in the application of a critical lens to explore social, historical, economic, political, and artistic issues through the study of literature and writing.  Students recognize on a community level that peoples’ multiple identities interact and create unique and complex individuals and on a personal level that their own group identities and the intersection of those identities create unique aspects of who they are and that this is true for other individuals as well.


    9-12 English Language Arts Curriculum


    All core curriculum is housed in the Atlas Rubicon curriculum management system. You can find PPS priority & supporting standards, big ideas, and units in Atlas by visiting the link below:

    PPS and Family and Community Curriculum Site


    Educators:  Please use Clever to log on to Atlas and view curriculum and resources. 

    Atlas QuickGuide

    Atlas GVC Teacher Guide (.pdf)



    PPS Instructional Resources (students access curriculum resources through Canvas):


    • District curriculum units in Atlas
    • E-book sets (district library services)
    • CommonLit 
    • Site-based and district library collections (physical checkout)