• Testing & Test Prep Help

    HPHS The Learning Center (TLC)
    The Learning Center provides a unique opportunity for students to collaborate and help one another. Request a peer or staff tutor, or simply come in to work!

    Khan Academy
    Free online tutoring and test prep for all learners

    STAR Testing - Student Login
    STAR is an assessment given three times per year in many HPHS English classes


    Writing Help

    Excelsior College Online Writing Lab
    Comprehensive guide to essay writing, including information on the writing process, research, citation, grammar and avoiding plagiarism

    Create citations or scan your paper for plagiarism and grammatical errors

    Internet Public Library - Writing Help
    Explore IPL's repository of well-researched sample papers across thousands of topics

    Internet Public Library - Literary Criticism Collection
    Contains links to critical and biographical websites about authors and their works


    Skills Help

    English Grammar 101
    Improve your writing with detailed explanations and examples of grammar concepts

    Play games and compete in activities to improve your vocabulary

    Media Literacy
    Provides links to resources that help students evaluate media, think critically about "fake news" and steer students toward credible sources


    Exploring Books, Stories & Poetry

    What Should I Read Next?
    Enter a book you like and the site will analyze real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next

    Project Gutenberg
    Provides free online access to a library of over 60,000 eBooks for which the copyright has expired

    Outstanding Books for the College Bound
    Round out your reading as you prepare for college, strengthen your knowledge in a variety of subject areas and enhance your appreciation for different cultures and times

    Library of America
    Guides readers in finding and exploring the exceptional writing that reflects our nation's history and culture

    Library of America - Story of the Week
    Free access to an important piece of high quality American writing each week, including essential background for understanding the reading, topic and author 

    Library of Congress - Poetry 180
    Poetry 180, designed by former Poet Laureate of the United States Billy Collins, makes it easy for students to hear or read a poem on each of the 180 days of the school year

    Academy of American Poets
    Poets.org, the home to National Poetry Month, provides free access to poems, essays, interviews, audio clips, poet biographies and virtual live events