World Language

French I

5110 (FRENCH I)
1 Credit
Grades: 9–12

Students begin their study of French by developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and experiencing the culture of francophone countries through simulated cultural activities and events. Technology will be used to enhance student learning of French through projects and activities.

French II

5120 (FRENCH II)
1 Credit
Grades: 9–12
Prerequisite: French I

French II provides unique opportunities to experience the francophone cultures in a language spoken in over 40 countries of the world. Students continue to develop both oral and written communication skills using authentic materials such as ads, maps, magazines and newspapers. Students communicate in the past, present and future tenses. Technology will be used to enhance student learning of French through projects and activities.

French III

5130 (FRENCH III)
1 Credit
Grades: 10–12
Prerequisite: French II

Students express opinions and preferences through more advanced use of vocabulary in real-life situations. Students expand their use of the target language using four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Topics pertaining to clothing, food, art, music and leisure activities will be discussed. Students will experience the joie de vivre of francophone cultures through authentic materials such as music CDs, videos, magazines, newspaper articles, poems and cultural events. Technology will be used to enhance student learning of French through projects and activities.

Honors French IV

5140X (HON FRNCH IV)
1 Credit
Grades: 11–12
Prerequisite: French III

French IV is an advanced proficiency course in the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing that provides students with current and relevant vocabulary within the context of modern France and its history. This course focuses on grammatical and structural stumbling stones encountered by students of French. Authentic literary and technical 20th century readings are presented. See Guidelines for Placement of Students in Honors/AP/Dual Enrolled Classes.

AP French V

5170X (AP FRENCH V)
1 Credit
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: French IV

Advanced Placement French students are expected to understand spoken French in various contexts; develop a French vocabulary for reading newspaper and magazine articles, literary texts, and other non-technical writings without dependence on a dictionary; and express themselves coherently, resourcefully, and with reasonable fluency and accuracy in both written and spoken French. Extensive training in the organization and writing of compositions is an integral part of this course. Preparation for the SAT II and the Advanced Placement French Language Test is provided. See Guidelines for Placement of Students in Honors/AP/Dual Enrolled Classes.

Latin I

5310 (LATIN I)
1 Credit
Grades: 9–12

Students receive an introduction to the study of Latin. They learn basic vocabulary, grammar, noun declensions, and verb conjugations. Students translate basic sentences and paragraphs from a variety of sources. Roman culture, history, and Greek and Roman mythology are also studied in a variety of formats.

Latin II

5320 (LATIN II)
1 Credit
Grades: 9–12
Prerequisite: Latin I

Students continue the study of Latin and build on the content from Latin I. They continue to add vocabulary and more grammatical constructions. They continue to study verb conjugations and learn the passive voice. Second year sentences, and translations from a variety of sources are used. Students continue the study of Roman culture, history, and Greek and Roman mythology.

Latin III

5330 (LATIN III)
1 Credit
Grades: 9–12
Prerequisite: Latin II

Students study more advanced Latin constructions and grammar, and learn the subjunctive mood and its uses for all verb conjugations. They continue with more advanced vocabulary, and translations from authentic Roman writers as well as a variety of sources are studied. They continue learning Roman culture, history, and mythology through the translated stories, and in other formats.

AP Latin

5370X (AP LATIN)
1 Credit
Grade: 12

By studying Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War and Vergil's Aeneid, Advanced Placement Latin students are expected to translate accurately from Latin into English the poetry or prose they are reading and to demonstrate a grasp of the grammatical structures and vocabulary. Since the appreciation of Latin literature requires an understanding of the literary techniques of Latin writers and of poetic meters where appropriate, stylistic analysis is an integral part of the advanced work in this course. AP Latin also includes a study of the cultural, social and political context of the literature. See Guidelines for Placement of Students in Honors/AP/Dual Enrolled Classes.

Spanish I

5510 (SPANISH I)
1 Credit
Grades: 9–12


Students begin to learn the second most spoken language in the United States. Students develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills and experience the culture of Hispanic countries through simulated cultural activities and events. Technology will be used to enhance student learning of Spanish through projects and activities.

Spanish II

5520 (SPANISH II)
1 Credit
Grades: 9–12
Prerequisite: Spanish I

Spanish II provides students with unique opportunities to experience the Hispanic culture with the use of a language spoken by more than 500 million people in the world. Students continue to develop both oral and written communication skills using authentic materials such as ads, maps, magazines and newspapers. Students communicate in the present, past and future tenses. Technology will be used to enhance student learning of Spanish through projects and activities.

Spanish III

5530 (SPANISH III)
1 Credit
Grades: 10–12
Prerequisite: Spanish II

Students express opinions and preferences through more advanced uses of vocabulary in real-life situations. Students expand their use of the target language using the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Topics pertaining to clothing, food, art, music and leisure activities will be discussed. Students will experience the passion of the Hispanic culture through authentic materials such as music CDs, videos, magazines, newspaper articles, poems and cultural events. Technology will be used to enhance student learning of Spanish through projects and activities.

Honors Spanish IV

5540X (HON SPAN IV)
1 Credit
Grades: 11–12
Prerequisite: Spanish III

Spanish IV is an advanced proficiency course to refine both oral and written communication skills with current and relevant vocabulary presented within the context of Spanish-speaking countries. This course focuses on grammatical and structural stumbling blocks encountered by the student of Spanish. Authentic literary readings are presented. Technology will be used to enhance student learning of Spanish through projects and activities. See Guidelines for Placement of Students in Honors/AP/Dual Enrolled Classes.

AP Spanish V

5570X (AP SPANISH V)
1 Credit
Grade: 12
Prerequisite: Spanish IV

Advanced Placement Spanish students are expected to understand spoken Spanish in various contexts; develop a Spanish vocabulary for reading newspaper and magazine articles, literary texts, and other non-technical writings without dependence on a dictionary; and express themselves coherently, resourcefully, and with reasonable fluency and accuracy in both written and spoken Spanish. Extensive training in the organization and writing of compositions is an integral part of this course. Preparation for the SAT II and the Advanced Placement Spanish Language Test is provided. See Guidelines for Placement of Students in Honors/AP/Dual Enrolled Classes.

Spanish for Fluent Speakers I

5511 (SPAN I FLU)
1 Credit
Grades: 9–12
Prerequisite: Proficiency Testing


This course is for Spanish fluent speakers who have had little previous formal study of the Spanish language will develop the fundamentals of all four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will present, in Spanish, information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners and readers on a variety of topics. Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the relationship among practices, products and perspectives of their own culture(s). Development of literacy skills in Spanish will enhance English literacy development, helping with academic achievement in English and other disciplines.

Spanish for Fluent Speakers II

5521 (SPAN II FLU)
1 Credit
Grades: 9–12
Prerequisite: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I or proficiency testing

This course allows students to continue to develop literacy and presentation skills. Students will understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics and present, in Spanish, information, concepts and ideas to an audience of listeners and readers on a variety of topics. Students will develop insight into the nature of language and culture by comparing his/her own language(s) and culture(s) to others. Students will acquire, reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through Spanish as a heritage language.