New Multicultural Literature Class at South Pasadena High School

Published : Wednesday, November 7, 2018 | 12:31 PM

This year, South Pasadena High School offered an additional option for ninth grade English. Students had the choice to take a new pilot course titled “Multicultural Literature.”

This course focuses on multicultural perspectives and personal identity with an emphasis on developing student reading and writing skills. Through the study of fiction and non-fiction from various viewpoints, the course seeks to empower students to think critically about the world around them and to develop a more complex understanding of the human experience.

“The students are intrinsically motivated by the deep personal meaning and the cultural connections they make from the course content,” said Principal Janet Anderson.

English teachers, Ms. Cutler, Ms. Gill, and Ms. Kadri, worked collaboratively to design the course outline after extensive research and are each teaching at least one section of the course. Meaningful feedback will be provided to determine what form the course will take in future years.

About South Pasadena Unified School District

Established in 1886, the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) serves approximately 4,800 students within five schools including three elementary schools, one middle school and one comprehensive high school in South Pasadena, California. Nestled in the West San Gabriel Valley, SPUSD has earned a reputation for providing high quality public education, attracting families who value challenging academic programs and outstanding teachers. Consistently recognized for superior performance, SPUSD students earn honors at the local, state and national level. The District draws vital support from parents and community members through the South Pasadena Educational Foundation, local PTAs and booster clubs.

For more information, contact: South Pasadena Unified School District, Office of the Superintendent,




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