As writing is at the heart of both academic and “real world” communication, it is essential that students master not only the mechanics of writing, but also the nuances of effective writing in different contexts. The goal of the Writing program at NEA is to help students become strong, independent writers that can communicate effectively in a variety of settings. Since becoming an effective writer takes significant time and effort, students will take a maximum of two years of focused writing instruction in 7th, 8th and 9th grade, and then will take a maximum of two years of College and Career Writing in 11th and 12th grade, in addition to what they receive as part of the English curriculum.
NEA has been a life saver, and gave me hope when I had none. And I'm sure it's the same way for many other kids. It's like a great community where I almost never feel judged by other people
- Tommy, student