"That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed in profit."
Amos Bronson Alcott
"I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready,
and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves."
E. M. Forster
"All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one
you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the
remorse, and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was."
"The book to read is not the one which thinks for you, but the one which makes you think."
"The oldest books are still only just out to those who have not read them."
"Outside a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read."
"When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a
young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading,
just as I did when I was young."
English & ELD
Graduation Requirements & UC Eligibility
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION: There is a four-year requirement for graduation.
UC ELIGIBILITY: b. English - 4 years required.
A student must earn 40 credits and a grade of 'C' or higher in approved English courses.
Monta Vista English Documents
A presentation on all of the English courses offered at Monta Vista.
A description of Sophomore English courses.
A description of Junior English courses.
A description of Senior English courses.
English & ELD
AVID & English
"A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read."
"In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable."
"A library is a hospital for the mind."