Our world language courses offer students the opportunity to develop proficiency in a language other than English, while studying the products, practices and perspectives of the target culture. Students develop skills through reading, writing, speaking and listening in the language of study.
Beginning in 8th Grade, students can enroll in Spanish. High School students can take courses in French and Spanish.
Three Benefits for Being Bilingual & Biliterate
Economic: increasing demand for employees with bilingual skills
Cognitive: Benefits for students learning more than one language include enhanced working memory, attention, flexibility and creative thinking. Bilingual/biliterate students also have greater linguistic awareness and more complex understanding of their native language
Socio-Cultural: Bilingual students deepen their understanding of the world by communicating with people from other cultural groups
What is the Seal?
The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, district, or state in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. Seal of Biliteracy
- Meet state and district graduation requirements.
- Meet essential skills requirements in English.
- Meet partner language proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening via state and school approved assessment.
Testing takes place during Student/Teacher Conferences. Students must check with the Spanish teacher to determine eligibility.