Adolfo Camarillo High School

EST. 1956



The English Department provides a four-year program covering a wide spectrum of instruction, including the skills necessary for college and career readiness. Our courses provide a journey through reading selections from America, Britain, and around the world. Students develop language and writing skills that carry across the curriculum for success in all content areas. Our course offerings include college-preparatory English 1-4, Honors 1-3, AP Language and Composition, AP Language and Literature, , and literary elective courses.

The English/Language Arts curriculum encompasses complex, relevant texts and multiple genres, including novels, short stories, poetry, drama, and related non-fiction. Teachers work with students to develop critical thinking and communicative skills necessary for 21st-century learning, as well as encouraging creative expression. We endeavor, through experiences with classical and contemporary readings, to allow students to develop a lifelong passion for learning and reading for pleasure beyond their high school years.

Sitting students are reading books.


  • English 1, 2, 3, 4
  • English 1H, 2H
  • American Lit Honors (11th & 12th)
  • AP Language and Composition
  • AP Literature and Composition
  • Shakespeare/Composition
  • Myth, Metaphor, and Symbolism in Harry Potter
  • Mexican-American/Chicano Literature

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Christine Lawler

Co-Department Chair
(805) 389-5276

Catherine Robey

Co-Department Chair
(805) 389-6891

Kevin Buddhu

(805) 390-4337

Bryn Carey

(805) 390-4367

April D'Andrea

(805) 390-4602

Jamison Demorest

Lesly Fernandez

(805) 385-2755

Lauri Markson

(805) 390-4367

Daryl Myers

(805) 394-4066

Lori Pristera

(805) 389-6754

Julie Riedmiller

(805) 548-6322

Samantha Scardino

(805) 385-5853