Foreign Language Program
It is strongly recommended that students complete at least two years of a language if college is a possibility after graduation. Foreign Language credits completed in high school, with a grade of at least C, usually fulfill college requirements. Requirements for specific colleges should be checked with a counselor.
Students who complete 3rd 4th and 5th year language courses often times receive retroactive credit from a college upon successful completion of the next level. See a counselor for specific requirements.
Depending on the college or university, a student is eligible to receive as many as 16 retroactive Credits in a language. These credits are counted toward the student's college diploma. The number of credits a student will receive depends on the number of years of foreign language study successfully completed while in high school. At most colleges or universities, the student will be required to take a proficiency/placement test in the foreign language. The policy is a saving of both time and money to those students taking advantage of it. Questions about specific colleges and universities and their policies should be directed to a counselor. NOTE: All languages should be made not to leave gaps of more than two terms between levels of study.
Description of courses: Each level of foreign language study is a progressive process meant to draw the student one step closer to commutative proficiency while encouraging students to develop real uses for foreign languages. Key words used in this process are communication, cultures, connections, comparisons, and communities. While there are subtle differences and unique characteristics that may require some modifications in delivery of instruction in each foreign language the basic premises are the same. Advanced levels of Spanish, German & French (levels 4 and 5), offer students the option of taking them weighted or non-weighted. Weighted courses are characteristically more challenging and require more out of class preparation and application of concepts and skills learned.