Students gain practical experience in speaking and listening.They learn the value of careful preparation and organization of ideas, the importance of good listening skills, the intentional use of nonverbal communication, and the importance of all types of communication in human relationships.
Students gain practical experience in speaking and listening.
This project is a District-wide expectation in which a student investigates a topic and communicate what they have learned through a wide variety of venues.
Due to enrollment and student interest, not all courses and electives may be available each year at each high school.
The Williamsville Central 9-12 English program supports an integrated approach blending writing together with reading, speaking, listening, literature and language study.
Complex activities involving a variety of activities and steps deeply engage students in topics resulting in meaningful exchanges with peers and adults about important issues.
All Williamsville High School students are enrolled in programs where students are involved in small group exchanges, conferences about writing with peers and teachers, listening and speaking exercises and regular writing.
The programs adhere to the Common Core Learning Standards for New York State (available on and the New York State Curriculum.
Students learn how to recognize and appreciate successful cinematic choices and explain poor cinematic choices.
They use film language as they explore the discourse of film discussing the business and the art of film.
The ninth grade program is intended to provide a foundation and preparation for courses in grades 10-12 which offer a balanced program of composition and literature.
Students in grades 9-12 write regularly, often daily as is recommended by New York State guidelines.