The SI English Department consistently performs at a high level on all national tests. In terms of AP, the Department has a two-fold philosophy which dovetails with the two different English Exams.
SI does not teach an AP English Language course, but the department believes that the general quality of all our students' ability is well measured by this exam. All Juniors whose PSAT score indicates a 75% likelihood of success are encourage to take the exam. The goal is:
- 35% of the Junior class pass the exam
The Literature course is a senior elective. The goal for the English Lit exam is a 90% pass rate.