The Portola High School Literary and Language Arts Department is committed to providing all learners with a literacy experience that is both engaging and rigorous. Course design and instructional practice are focused on the development of reading, writing, speaking and language skills in student-centered, authentic, and cross-disciplinary contexts. It is of central importance that, upon leaving our program, students will:
Understand the critical value of literary arts in our society.
Appreciate the power of the written word to bring about change and growth.
Recognize the vital importance of personal speaking ability.
Demonstrate the capacity to use the English language accurately and precisely.