The English curriculum is the backbone of the curriculum at Grier School. Earnest Gaines once said, “The Six Golden Rules of Writing: Read, read, read, and write, write, write.” Here at Grier, we take this to heart. We focus on the writing process, and we believe that through training in writing and composition, literature, grammar, and vocabulary, we prepare our students well for studies at the postsecondary level. Every student is required to take at least one English class each year and may take additional electives when possible. While we seek to prepare students for university expectations, we also hope to instill a love of language and literature within the students who are in our classes.