During the 2008-2009 school year, A.C.Stelle Middle School's English/Language Arts department was selected and highlighted on the State Department of Education's Taking Center Stage, Act II website as a spotlight school implementing best practices.
Interested in learning more about the English department's philosophy of reading? We highly recommend Nancie Atwell's The Reading Zone.
The California State Department of Education has adopted the Common Core Standards, the national standards. Full implementation of the Common Core shall begin in 2014.