Deer Lakes

School District

Terry Grantz


My name is Terry Grantz and I am an English teacher at Deer Lakes High School.  Prior to being hired at Deer Lakes in 1999, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with an emphasis in in both Communication Arts/Electronic Media and Secondary Education from Waynesburg College.  Following graduation I taught one year at Avonworth Jr./Sr. High School while taking graduate courses at the University of Pittsburgh.  Shortly after I started at Deer Lakes, I earned a Master of Science degree in Business Education from Robert Morris University. 

While I truly enjoy the ELA curriculum content, I understand that not every student wants to become a literary scholar.  However, I do believe that the lessons students learn in the English classroom involve skills that can be applied to any discipline or path they may choose.  The ability to analyze and then synthesize the information is an invaluable skill that will be necessary as they progress through school and life.  Although my classes focus on building reading, writing and speaking skills, most importantly I want my students to become better thinkers.

When I am not in the classroom I try to spend as much time as possible near the water.  My wife and I enjoy boating on the Three Rivers and traveling to the beaches and blue waters of Florida and the Carribean.  When we are not floating on the Allegheny, we reside in Shaler Township.  


All assignments are weighted in one of two categories. Homework is worth 15% and all other assignments (tests, quizzes, projects, writings, etc.) are worth 85% of the total grade. 
Google Classroom
Once again we will be utilizing the Google Classroom management system this year. Google Classroom is a component of the Google Applications for Education Suite and represents an invaluable resource for my class that allows for increased communication and sharing of materials within a controlled online environment. It gives your student access to their work and applications from any Internet-capable computer. While Google Classroom offers a parent portal, the best way to access Google Classroom is by logging in using your child's login credentials.  All materials, videos, links, etc. will be posted on Google Classroom for reference throughout the school year.  


Honors English 11 



Terry Grantz 
Teacher, Grade 9-12
English/Language Arts
17 East Union Road
Cheswick, PA  15024 
Phone: (724) 265-5300 Ext. 2220
Fax: (724) 265-3970

Office Hours:

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday 7:20AM - 2:35PM and by appointment

Joined Deer Lakes:



BA - Waynesburg College (English Education and Communication Arts)
MS - Robert Morris University (Business Education)