The Language Arts courses at Mountain View High School include a balance of composition, applied grammar, and literature. The development of vocabulary, speaking, listening, researching, and test-taking skills are an integral part of the curriculum. The Language Arts teachers believe that reading and writing are equally vital components in effective communication. As a result, we endeavor to ensure that all students at Mountain View High School grow as analytical readers, writers, and communicators of language. Strong reading and writing skills will become increasingly more critical in the twenty-first century as businesses look for employees who are well-read in their fields and are effective communicators, both orally and in writing.