Sequence of Study

  • Students follow a sequential program in French, Spanish or Chinese from Grade 7 through Grade 12. The World Language Department strongly encourages students to commit themselves to a full program, studying one language for six years between Grades 7 and 12, and to elect a second language when scheduling allows. Teacher recommendation and Department Head approval are required for honors programs.

    World Language study for four years in the same language during high school is strongly recommended and requires maintaining at least a C average. To fulfill a Global Competency Diploma, students may choose to study a second World Language as a cultural literacy option.