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French I 
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12

French I is an introductory course to the fundamentals of the French language.  Primary emphasis will be on the listening and speaking skills of the language, with limited reading and writing at the beginning of the course.  Students are expected to participate on a daily basis and make a serious academic commitment toward advancing in the study of French.  French films, popular music and customs of the French-speaking world will be featured. 


French II
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  French I

French II is a continuation of French I with continued emphasis on speaking and greater emphasis on reading, writing, and basic grammar.  Vocabulary will continue to be presented through culturally-based thematic scenarios.  Customs and traditions of French-speaking countries will be examined and discussed. 

 
Honors French III
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  French II

This is a fast-paced course with high expectations designed for the student continuing in the study of French.  Advanced conversation and grammar, reading, writing, and oral discussion will be emphasized.  Customs and traditions of French-speaking countries will be examined and discussed in greater detail. 

Honors French IV
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  11, 12
Prerequisite:  French III

The fourth-year course will stress the conversational skills needed to communicate effectively in French.  Improvement in pronunciation will also be an important component to the course.  Writing skills will be improved and expanded through compositions on cultural topics of interest.  French music and cinema will also be featured. 

Advanced Placement French 
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  12
Prerequisite:  French IV

Students who enroll in AP French should already have a strong command of French grammar, vocabulary, and competence in listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Although these qualifications may be attained in a variety of ways, it is assumed that most students will be in the final stages of their secondary school training and will have had substantial course work in the language.  The course will emphasize the use of language for active communication and help students develop the following:

 -  the ability to understand spoken French in various
    contexts.
 -  a French vocabulary sufficiently ample for reading  
    newspaper and magazine articles, literary texts, and other 
    non-technical writings without dictionary dependence
 -  the ability to express themselves coherently,
    resourcefully, and with reasonable fluency and accuracy
    in both written and spoken French. 

Course content will reflect intellectual interests shared by the students and teacher (the arts, current events, literature, sports, etc.). Materials will include audio and video recordings, films, newspapers, and magazines.

The course seeks to develop language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) that can be used in various activities and disciplines rather than to cover any specific body of subject matter. Extensive training in the organization and writing of compositions will also be emphasized.  Students will be encouraged to take the Advanced Placement exam in the spring.

German I
Length:  Year      Credits:  5
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12

Students enrolled in this course are expected to actively participate on a daily basis, maintain a high performance level, and make a serious academic commitment toward the study of the German language.  Primary emphasis will be placed on listening and speaking skills of language learning, along with basic grammar, and reading and writing experiences progressing developmentally.  Culture and holiday traditions will be discussed and experienced.

German II
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  German I

This course continues and intensifies the study of the fundamentals of speaking, reading, and writing German, including an increased amount of cultural material.  Vocabulary and more advanced grammar will be developed and practiced through oral discussion. 

Honors German III
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  German II

German III in an intense course designed for the student continuing in German.  A continuation of grammar review and instruction, composition, and oral discussion will be the primary focus in this course.  Vocabulary and the understanding of German culture will be increased through the reading of short stories by various German authors. 

Honors German IV
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  11, 12
Prerequisite:  German III

German IV refines the reading, writing, and speaking skills already established in German III.  Conversation and composition will be a major part of the student’s daily performance.  Along with selected writing of major authors, students will be exposed to current German newspapers and selected magazines.  At this level, serious attention to speaking, reading and writing the language in a career setting is addressed. 

Honors German V
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  12
Prerequisite:  German IV

The fifth year of study will reinforce and broaden previously acquired knowledge and skills.  This will enhance the student’s appreciation and enjoyment of German literature and culture.  Oral communication skills will be polished, writing style and techniques will be refined, and auditory and reading comprehension will be expanded through increased frequency of exposure to the literature of the language.  Auditory comprehension will be sharpened through exposure to the language spoken with increased sophistication and speed.  At this level, serious attention to speaking, reading, and writing the language in a career setting is addressed.

Latin I
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12

Students enrolled in this course are expected to participate actively on a daily basis, maintain a high performance level, and make a serious academic commitment toward the study of the language.  This initial Latin course will focus on the mastery of Latin forms, syntax, and vocabulary.  Careful attention will be paid to the practical application of Latin in English vocabulary and grammar.  Students will also gain a comprehensive background of the historical and cultural aspects of Roman civilization and its influence on the Western World.

Latin II  
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Latin I

This course continues the study of Latin I, beginning with a review of basic forms, syntax, and vocabulary.  Reading and writing in Latin is continued, and the study of roots, prefixes, and suffixes is intensified.  Advanced instruction in grammar and syntax will prepare the student to read selections from Julius Caesar’s writings.

Honors Latin III
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  11, 12
Prerequisite:  Latin II

Latin III will include a grammar review and use of the subjunctive mood.  Readings from selected Roman authors, including Caesar, Martial, and Pliny, will develop a greater understanding of Roman culture and mythology.

Honors Latin IV
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  12
Prerequisite:  Latin III

Latin IV will include readings from such authors as Cicero, Virgil, and Catullus.  Through extensive readings of these authors, students will gain greater insight into Roman history and culture.

Spanish Conversation & Culture
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12

This course is designed for students to meet the one-year High School World Language requirement.  It is not, however, intended to meet the World Language requirement for college entrance.  After one year of this course, a student may be able to move into the college preparatory level-one language courses.  The focus of this course will be oral communication in Spanish through a thematic approach.  Students will be expected to ask and answer questions and initiate and continue conversations in appropriate linguistic and cultural fashion in given situations.  There will be some guided written and project work required.  The cultural component of this course will focus on the festivals and holidays of the Spanish-speaking countries of North and South America and Spain. 

Spanish I
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12

Students enrolled in this course are expected to participate actively on a daily basis, maintain a high performance level, and make a serious academic commitment toward the study of the language.  Primary emphasis will be placed on the listening and speaking skills of language learning, with reading and writing experiences to be developed as the course progresses.  The life style, customs, and traditions of the many different Spanish-speaking cultures will be experienced.

Spanish II
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  9, 10, 11, 12
Prerequisite: Spanish I

Initially, this course will present a thorough review of the skills developed in Spanish I.  Emphasis will be on devel-oping the reading and writing skills of the Spanish language so that comprehension, conversation, and reading skills may be more fully developed at a more rapid pace.  The study of careers using the Spanish language will be surveyed.

Honors Spanish III
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  10, 11, 12
Prerequisite:  Spanish II

This is a fast-paced course designed for the student continuing in Spanish.  Spanish III will deal with the expansion of basic language skills developed in Spanish I and II through conversation, vocabulary, idiom building, and the study and use of the subjunctive mood.  The course will also include writing short themes and reading Spanish and Latin American short story authors.  An exploration of the use of the language in the workplace will also be experienced.

Honors Spanish IV
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  11, 12
Prerequisite:  Spanish III

Spanish IV will promote a more intensive use of vocabulary, idiom, and conversation.  Improved skills of both oral and written expression will enable students to write short stories and letters, become involved in the production of skits relating to everyday activities, and read anthologies of Spanish and South American literature  with an emphasis toward the basic goal of comprehension, on a higher level, the culture and history of Spanish-speaking people everywhere.  At this level, serious attention to speaking, reading, and writing the language in a career setting is addressed.

Advanced Placement Spanish
Length:  Year     Credits:  5
Grade Level:  12
Prerequisite:  Spanish IV

Students who enroll in AP Spanish should already have a strong command of Spanish grammar, vocabulary, and competence in listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  Although these qualifications may be obtained in a variety of ways, it is assumed that most students will be in the final stages of their secondary school training and will have had substantial coursework in the language.  The course will emphasize the use of language for active communication and  help students develop the following:

 -  understand Spanish spoken by native speakers at a
    natural pace, with a variety of regional pronunciations,
    in both informal (interpersonal) and formal
    (presentational) contexts
 -  develop an active vocabulary sufficient for reading
    newspaper and magazine articles, contemporary
    literature, and other non-technical writings (websites,
    letters and emails, advertisements, signs and  
    instructions) in Spanish without dictionary dependence
  - express themselves by describing, narrating, inquiring,   
    and developing arguments in Spanish, both orally and   
    in writing, with reasonable fluency, using different
    strategies for different audiences and communicative
    contexts

This course emphasizes the use of authentic source materials and the integration of language skills. Therefore, students will receive extensive training in combining listening, reading, and speaking (or listening, reading, and writing) skills in order to demonstrate understanding of authentic Spanish-language source materials.   Students will be encouraged to take the Advanced Placement Exam in the spring.