• May 9, 2016


    Dear Parent/Guardians:

    Your child has been selected to participate in MCC’s Dual Enrollment English program next year. This is a wonderful opportunity! World of Inquiry is the only high school in Monroe County who offers this unique program.


    Students will take College Composition (English 101) during the fall semester and Introduction to Literature (English 105) during the spring semester. Each class is worth 3 college credits.  Upon successful completion of both courses, students can earn up to 6 college credits that can be transferred to any college. Tuition and books for the class are paid for by the Mentors Matter Grant—a community partnership through First Niagara.  Students will have the same expectations and assignments as students taking the courses on campus.


    To acquaint students with MCC’s academic expectations, resources and staff, students are expected to participate in a 3 day College Readiness workshop this summer on the Brighton Campus. The workshop will take place from 9:00 am -1:00 pm on August 29th, 30th and 31st.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. 


    In addition, students must complete a summer reading assignment.  College Composition will focus on the theme of globalization. Students will explore what is means to be a global citizen, what it means to live a meaningful life, and how people change the world. In June, students were given a copy of Nicholas Kristof’s bestselling book, A Path Appears.  Kristof is a Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times journalist who has made it his mission to expose global issues and raise awareness for human rights. Students must read his book over the summer in order to complete several assignments in the fall.


    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns—michelle.davis@rcsdk12.org. You can also reach me on my cell phone (text is fine) @ 585-747-3345.


    Many thanks,

    Shelly Davis, English Teacher

    Kim Garlock, Academy Director





    World of Inquiry


    Ms. Davis & Professor Johnston

    Required TEXT—A Path Appear by Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDonn

    “Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn show you, through many amazing vignettes matched with serious evidence, that you can make a difference. . . . Read this book. Seize one of the many opportunities it lists, and change lives for the better, including your own.” —The New York Times Book Review


    You will be provided with the text. The text will be the basis for discussions,  assignments, and a formal paper in the fall. If you lose the text, you will need to replace it on your own.


    1. Read the entire text. Each chapter tells about a different experience, so it is not necessary to read chapters in order.
    2. ANNOTATE the FIRST 10 CHAPTERS (including the Introduction)!!
      This is your copy of the book so you should WRITE in the book!

    Annotation is a key skill that you will continually be graded on. Please make sure you annotate fully! Annotations MUST include comments in the margins—they cannot simply be underlined or highlighted words.

    If you have any questions, please email me @ michelle.davis@rcsdk12.org or by cell @ 585-747-3345!


    College Comp
    College Readiness Workshop @ MCC

    All College Composition students must attend.

    Monday, Aug. 29th – Wednesday, Aug. 31st from 9:00 am -1:00 pm

    @ the Brighton Campus—breakfast and lunch provided.