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English Department 
WierzbowskiThomas Wierzbowski joins the John Dewey High School English Language Arts department as the Assistant Principal this year. Mr. Wierzbowski has been an educator in the NYCDOE for 15 years, and an Assistant Principal for the last 7 years.  In that time he has worked in various school settings, teaching students in grades 6-12, and with colleagues through a myriad of roles. Mr. Wierzbowski holds a deep commitment to supporting teachers in their ongoing efforts to improve their teaching craft, and helping all students learn at high levels.
Thomas Wierzbowski
Assistant Principal English

Core Classes

Starting September 2023, students in 9th and 10th grade will use the HMH Into Literature curriculum to strengthen their use of critical reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. 

9th graders have a double period of English Language Arts, which allows them to earn four credits of the eight required for graduation in one year.  

10th grade culminates in students sitting for the English Language Arts Regents exam after the conclusion of two additional English courses. 

After students successfully earn 4 English credits, and pass the ELA regents exam, there are a variety of English courses they can enroll in such as Creative Writing, Journalism, Advanced Placement English Literature & Composition, and Advanced Placement English Language. 

Students are required to earn 8 credits of English to graduate.