Students graduate from Delano High School as competent writers, active readers and articulate speakers. Our four-year sequential study of literature and writing styles, develops students’ dignity and sensitivity as we teach essential language skills. Reading and writing become tools for our students. Engaging in the daily process of learning to read and write with excellence, students learn to manipulate those human ideas embodied in great literature from around the world. Novels, poetry, drama and non fiction works, help guide our students, as they experience another world through reading and then express themselves through their writings and analysis. The clarity of thought and communication that they learn, contributes to their success and life beyond Delano High School.
The Language Arts Department prepares students for the Minnesota State Writing and Reading tests, plus the execution of the Academic Graduation Standards in reading, writing, speaking and listening at all grade levels.