Sam Barlow High School
5105 SE 302nd Ave Gresham, OR 97080
Phone: (503) 258 - 4850 Fax: (503) 258 - 4840
Gresham-Barlow School District
Barlow Language Arts Department
e-mail Ms. Bird here
Language Arts Department Philosophy
The ability to read and write fluently is the key to academic success. This is one reason why all students must complete 4 credits of English to graduate from Sam Barlow High School. We offer many courses to meet the needs of our population, including courses in which students can earn college credit.
In addition to required English classes, we offer a variety of elective Language Arts classes each semester. Students can choose classes for an outlet to their creative side or the first steps towards a career in journalism, communication, or performing arts.
Language Arts Courses:
AP Literature, AP Lang. & Comp., English 1-2, English 3-4, English 5-6, English 7-8, Honors English 1-2,
Honors English 3-4, Honors English 5-6, Writing 121, Reading 117.
Language Arts Elective Courses:
Creative Writing, Film as Literature, Argumentation & Analysis, Competitive Speech, Policy Debate,
Journalism 1-2, Journalism 3-4, Journailism 5-6, Journalism 7-8, Yearbook, Yearbook Advanced.
Language Arts Department Teachers: