Name: Curtis Johnston Grade: High School Room: Office in 204D
Periods 1-2: American Studies Block in Rooms 206-208
Periods 3-4: AP American Studies Block in Rooms 206-208
Periods 5, 7: Office Hours in Office 204D
Period 6: Honors World Studies Half-Block in Room 206
Please visit my Schoology course for more information.Email me with questions - I check email several times a day during the school year and have a very rapid response time.
I am committed to supporting our local bookstore, so when we use texts not housed in the high school (all of my texts are approved materials and have been used for many years, but the library/district can only afford to purchase and store so many books), I order them from Island Books.
Students are not required to purchase texts from Island Books, of course, but if they do, they will have the edition the class is using. In addition, if money is an issue, please privately let me know, and I will purchase the texts for the student.
I take pride in timely, effective communication, and that is best done via email. Ask me questions when you have them--policies change and course focus points evolve, so do not rely on past practice for answers.
I am always happy to meet with parents, students, and community members; my job is easier when we all work on the same team!
Club Advisor: Gender Equality Club; Hispanic Student Union; Rugby Club; Writing Club; Refugee Awareness Club; Computational Linguistics Club. English Certificated, 4-12; Social Studies Certificated, 4-12; National Board Certified 2008-2023; AP Literature Certified; AP Language Certified; IECA Member
“You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.” - William Faulkner
"To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life." - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
"The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose." - Margaret Atwood
"I didn't know how lonely I was until I wasn't lonely anymore." - an 11th grade student