World Languages

The goal of the world languages program is to prepare students to be linguistically and culturally competent in languages other than English. The ability to communicate in a culturally appropriate manner with speakers of other languages is the key to success in the increasingly diverse global community of the 21st century. As students develop proficiency in world languages and an understanding of the underlying values and beliefs of other cultures, they gain the skills that are essential to meaningful communication.

Programs: Spanish and French

Level 1A/1B HS credit
Students begin to learn to communicate orally and in writing in a culturally appropriate manner about topics related to daily life. They interpret basic information when listening and reading. Vocabulary and basic grammatical structures are taught within the context of these familiar topics. Culture is embedded throughout the course.


Levels 1A and 1B Full Year HS Credit
In middle school, we offer the 1A semester and 1B semester as full year courses to those students who would like to learn the language at a reduced pace. This allows the students more time to practice interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal communication for the first level. Students must pass the full year of 1A and the full year of 1B in order to earn one high school credit.


Level 2A/2B HS credit
Students expand their ability to communicate orally and in writing in a culturally appropriate manner about topics related to daily life. They interpret information when listening and reading. Vocabulary and grammatical structures are taught within the context of these topics. Culture is embedded throughout the course.


Spanish Level 3A/B HS credit
Students continue to expand their ability to communicate orally and in writing in a culturally appropriate manner about a variety of familiar topics. They interpret detailed information when listening and reading. Vocabulary and more complex grammatical structures are taught within the context of these topics. Culture is embedded throughout the course.


French Level 3A/B HS credit
Students who can take French 3 by 7th or 8th grade, will take the course at the high school for first period and then ride the bus to continue their day at the middle school from periods two through seven. Students continue to expand their ability to communicate orally and in writing in a culturally appropriate manner about a variety of familiar topics. They interpret detailed information when listening and reading. Vocabulary and more complex grammatical structures are taught within the context of these topics. Culture is embedded throughout the course.