•  Staff Photo
    Mr. Jorge Rodriguez, M.A.E.E.
    Department English Language Arts
    Ext: x23775 
         Digital Literacy Class at work
    Updated: January 3, 2024
    Ongoing Activities (Please log in to your Google Classroom to view the activities and due dates):
    • English 2: The Great Gatsby
    • English 3: The Scarlet Letter
    • AP English Lit: Shakespeare's Othello
    Special Notifications
    Students were invited to their respective Google Classroom Periods. If you are placed on remote learning, please follow the guidelines given by our school administration. Please check your district email to be able to log into your class period. 
    • Professional dress is required
    • Cameras must remain on / remain on Mute
    • Do Not use the Chatbox unless Directed
    • Remember to use a neutral background in your video session
      Example of incorrect and correct video conference position/location
    Marking Period 2 Announcement
    Hello everyone:
    Here are our things to do:
    1. Progress Reports due Wednesday, January 3rd to Friday, January 5th
    2. Star Testing Monday, January 8th to Friday, January 12th 
    3. Parent/Teacher Conferences are on Wednesday, January 17th, from 1:20 pm-3:00 pm and Thursday, January 18th, from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm. There are early dismissals on those days. The early dismissal schedule is on the District/School website.4. 
    4. Midterms start from Monday, January 22nd to Friday, January 26th. Midterm Make-Ups: Monday, January 29th to Wednesday, January 31st
    Start of Year Announcement 
    Dear Students and Parents:
    I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to a new year at Perth Amboy High School. I am looking forward to getting to know you throughout the coming year, which surely promises to bring with it many new experiences and challenges. In order to make the year a successful one, teamwork and cooperation will be required by all. As your teacher, it is my goal to help you become a confident learner and I will do my best to help make this year a positive experience for you.
    This is my eleventh year at Perth Amboy High School, and I am excited to be here. I have been teaching English abroad for sixteen years. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature with a concentration in Education at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, and also have a Master’s Degree in English Education at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez.  
     My research and academic interests are Medieval literature, the literature of the First World War, Semiotics, Literary Theory and Criticism, Postcolonial Theory and Criticism, Victorian-era literature and criticism, Gothic literature and criticism, Science Fiction and Fantasy literature and criticism, New Historicism, Geography, and World History.
    I have included an outline of the routines and expectations for this year. Please read through the information and keep it for future reference. 
    Plagiarism will not be tolerated in any work or assignment. 
    I look forward to working in partnership with you throughout the coming year and I am confident that together we can achieve excellence. If you have any questions now or at any time in the future, don’t hesitate to contact me at the school email or contact the school for an appointment.
    Updated January 3, 2024