Academic Design Program English classes include a rigorous curriculum driven by Common Core State Standards and Walnut High School's tradition of high expectations for students. Along with the reading and analyzing of challenging literature, students have the additional expectation that they will develop creativity, problem solving and presentation skills.  With an increased emphasis on performance-based assessment, ADP classes demand increased collaboration and public speaking.  Students learn to excel in these skills, giving them a marketable edge in the competitive job industries of the 21st century.