As the largest department at Pacifica High School, the English department affects all students on campus. Populated with consummate professionals, the English department has high expectations for all students across grade and class levels. Through standardized vocabulary, DOL, literary analysis, and other standards based practices, students are able to easily transition from one level to another with confidence.

As a reflection of our highly qualified instructors, many Pacifica teachers have led workshops at the school, district, and county, and state levels. It is the English Department’s goal to produce Tritons who are responsible, healthy, productive citizens, problem solvers, and academic achievers who can effectively communicate in a global world — encompassing all waves of THE TIDE: Tritons Involved and Driven to Excellence in the areas of Academics, Athletics, and the Arts. Many teachers are using I-Grade, preparing students for CAHSEE and using Criterion Online Software.