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    Phone: (724) 934-7273
     

    World Language Scope and Sequence - Tiers
    GradeEssentialsRegularHonors
    7ExploratoryExploratoryExploratory
    8Level 1ALevel 1ALevel 1A

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    Level 1BHonors Level 1B
    10Essentials Level 2Level 2Honors Level 2
    11Level 2Level 3Honors Level 3
    12Level 3Honors SeniorAdvanced Placement
     
    Please note: The Essentials courses are offered in Level 2.

    The Senior Course is offered as the culminating course for the regular tier Level 3 student. Students will schedule for the Honors Senior Course. The Honors Level 3/Honors Senior Course is conducted in the target language.
     
    Courses:
     
    Exploratory Languages: 

    Students in seventh grade explore world language learning. Nine-week courses in French, German, Latin, and Spanish introduce students to foreign words and phrases to increase their awareness of different cultures, customs, and thought patterns.  Students study two of the four offered languages. The content includes such ideas as everyday expressions and greetings, family life, clothing, foods, time, sports, and weather. An important outcome of the world language program is the opportunity it gives students to make informed choices regarding which language they would like to study the following year. 

     
    Level 1A 8th Grade:  

    In level 1A students will complete the first half of Level 1 in the language.  Classes meet everyday for a full year.  Students will learn to understand, speak, read and write through the use of authentic and text book materials. 

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Classics: Latin
     

     
    Latin 1A
    No. 5601
    Full year/Full time
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Credit 1.0
    In this course, students will comprehend the Latin language on a novice level through practice in reading, writing, and speaking. They will relate Latin to English vocabulary and compare the structure of both languages. In addition, students will develop an understanding of the history and culture of the Romans, especially during the first century A.D. in Pompeii.
     
    Criteria for Selection:
    1. No prerequisites.
    2. This course is offered at the Intermediate High School. Transportation is provided.
     

     
    Latin 1B
    No. 5602
    Full year/Full time
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Credit 1.0

    Students read more complex Latin passages and further develop their Latin and English vocabulary and grammar skills. More time will be spent in this course on review and practice of these basic skills. The readings focus on Roman culture in Britain and Egypt in the first century A.D.

    Criteria for Selection:
    1. 75% or higher in Latin 1A (5601).
    2. Teacher recommendation.
     

     
    Honors Latin 1B
    No. 5603
    Full year/Full time Honors Wt.
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Credit 1.0

    Students read more complex Latin passages and further develop their Latin and English vocabulary and grammar skills. In this class, the readings focus on the Roman culture in Britain and Egypt in the first century A.D.

    Criteria for Selection:
    1. Cumulative grade of 85-100% in Latin 1A (5601).
    2. Cumulative test grade of 85-100% in Latin 1A (5601).
    3. Teacher recommendation (considers final exam, English grades, and writing sample).
     

     
    Latin 2
    No. 5605
    Full year/Full time
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    Credit 1.0
    In this course, students will refine their comprehension skills as they read and listen to increasingly longer and more complex passages of Latin. They will encounter more challenging grammar and writing exercises, and they will build their English vocabulary through extensive study of Latin root words. More time will be spent in this course on review and practice of basic skills. The readings in this course focus on the Roman Army in Britain and on the political intrigues in the city of Rome during the reign of Domitian.
     
    Criteria for Selection:
    1. 75% or higher in Latin 1B (5602).
    2. Teacher recommendation.
     

     
    Honors Latin 2
    No. 5606
    Full year/Full time Honors Wt.
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    Credit 1.0

    In this course, students will refine their comprehension skills as they read and listen to increasingly longer and more complex passages of Latin. They will encounter more challenging grammar and writing exercises, and they will build their English vocabulary through extensive study of Latin root words. The readings in this course focus on the Roman Army in Britain and on the political intrigues in the city of Rome during the reign of Domitian.

    Criteria for Selection:
    1. Cumulative grade of 85-100% in Honors Latin 1B (5603).
    2. Cumulative test grade of 85-100% in Honors Latin 1B (5603).
    3. Teacher recommendation (considers final exam, English grades, and writing sample).
     

     
    Latin 3
    No. 5608
    Full year/Full time
    Grades 11, 12
    Credit 1.0

    The primary objective of this course is to advance students from reading adapted Latin passages toward authentic Latin texts. This is accomplished through a succession of stages which augment the vocabulary and sentence structures already mastered in earlier levels. A second important emphasis of this course is to enable students to write more easily in Latin. This secondary skill is helpful to students who will attempt the Latin SAT achievement test or who may continue their study of Latin at the college/university level.

    Criteria for Selection:
    1. 75% or higher in Latin 2 (5605).
    2. Teacher recommendation.
     

     
    Honors Latin 3
    No. 5609
    Full year/Full time Honors Wt.
    Grades 11, 12
    Credit 1.0

    Students will continue the established Latin sequence via the Cambridge Latin Course. The students will also read authentic Latin texts. An anthology of Latin writings will expand the students' knowledge and appreciation of Greek and Roman myths. Students will also continue to develop their writing skills. Each unit will expand the students' ability to use a variety of Latin structures. Each unit of study is geared to prepare students for success on the SAT for the following year's work in the Advanced Placement Latin course.

    Criteria for Selection:
    1. Cumulative grade of 85-100% in Honors Latin 2 (5606).
    2. Teacher recommendation (considers final exam, English grades, and writing sample).
     

     
    Honors Senior Latin
    No. 5610
    Full year/Full time Honors Wt.
    Grade 12
    Credit 1.0
    Students will continue the established Latin sequence via the Cambridge Latin Course. The students will also read authentic Latin texts. An anthology of Latin writings will expand the students' knowledge and appreciation of Greek and Roman myths. Students will also continue to develop their writing skills. Each unit of study is geared to prepare students for success on the SAT. This course is identical to 5609, Honors Latin 3.
     
    Criteria for Selection:
    1. ‘A' or ‘B' in Latin 3 (5606).
    2. Teacher recommendation.
     

     
    AP Latin
    No. 5611
    Full year/Full time AP Wt.
    Grade 12
    Credit 1.0

    The primary focus of this course is to enable students to demonstrate an ability to read, analyze, and critique authentic Latin literature. Preparation for the SAT Latin achievement test and the Advanced Placement Vergil Latin test is an important goal. This course is almost exclusively a readings course. As preparation for the Aeneid, students will begin the year reading a selection of myths from Ovid's Metamorphoses. The vast majority of time, however, will focus upon the Advanced Placement syllabus in Vergil's Aeneid.

    Criteria for Selection:
    1. ‘A' or ‘B' in Honors Latin 3 (5609).
    2. Teacher recommendation (considers final exam, English grades, and writing sample).
     

     
    The Modern Languages: French, German, Spanish
     

     
    French 1
    German 1
    Spanish 1
    No. 5401
    No. 5501
    No. 5701
    Full year/Full time
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Credit 1.0
    These courses are designed for students who are beginning their language study. They introduce students to the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Equal emphasis is placed on all areas of study. At the same time, students learn to appreciate the similarities and differences among the cultures studied. At the end of this course, placement into the following level is based upon teacher recommendation – Level 1B, Essentials 2, Level 2, or Honors 2.
     
    Criteria for Selection:
    1. No prerequisite. Open to all students who have not taken the Level 1A course at the middle schools, unless recommended by their middle school teacher.
     

     
     

     
    Honors French 1B
    Honors German 1B
    Honors Spanish 1B
    No. 5403
    No. 5503
    No. 5703
    Full year/Full time Honors Wt.
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Credit 1.0

    In addition to the attributes of Level 1B, the students will be exposed to an enhanced variety of listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. Grammar topics and vocabulary that are beyond the scope of Level 1B will also be covered. The students will be expected to complete independent assignments.

    Criteria for Selection:
    1. Cumulative 85% or higher in Level 1A.
    2. Cumulative test grade of 85% or higher.
    3. Teacher recommendation.
     

     

     
    French 2
    German 2
    Spanish 2
    No. 5405
    No. 5505
    No. 5705
    Full year/Full time
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Credit 1.0

    These courses provide continued practice in the four basic skills of language learning. Structures learned in levels 1A and 1B are expanded and new ones introduced. Pronunciation habits and intonation patterns are refined. Reading and writing are given added emphasis. Knowledge of the people and their country is broadened.

    Criteria for Selection:
    1. 75% or higher in Level 1B/Level 1.
    2. Teacher recommendation.
     

     
    Honors French 2
    Honors German 2
    Honors Spanish 2
    No. 5406
    No. 5506
    No. 5706
    Full year/Full time Honors Wt.
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Credit 1.0
    Students will be exposed to an enhanced variety of listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. Grammar topics and vocabulary that are beyond the scope of Level 2 will also be covered. The students will be expected to complete independent assignments. The majority of the classes are conducted in the target language and students are expected to increase their speaking proficiency.
     
    Criteria for Selection:
    1. Cumulative 85% or higher in Honors Level 1B/Level 1.
    2. Cumulative test grade of 85% or higher.
    3. Teacher recommendation.
     

     
    Essentials of French 2
    Essentials of German 2
    Essentials of Spanish 2
    No. 5407
    No. 5507
    No. 5707
    Full year/Full time
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Credit 1.0
    These courses continue to meet the needs of students who experience difficulties in basic language concepts. Acquisition of the basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing is presented at a slower pace with increased reinforcement. This is the final course in the Essentials sequence of courses.
     
    Criteria for Selection:
    1. Teacher recommendation.
     

     
    French 3
    German 3
    Spanish 3
    No. 5408
    No. 5508
    No. 5708
    Full year/Full time
    Grades 11, 12
    Credit 1.0

    These courses provide the student with an opportunity to review and practice the language skills previously acquired. In addition, new and more complex linguistic structures are introduced, allowing students to communicate more freely in the target language. The conversational approach of language learning is stressed and cultural connections are enhanced through meaningful classroom discussions.

    Criteria for Selection:
    1. 75% or higher in Level 2.
    2. Teacher recommendation.
     

     
    Honors French 3
    Honors German 3
    Honors Spanish 3
    No. 5409
    No. 5509
    No. 5709
    Full year/Full time Honors Wt.
    Grades 11, 12
    Credit 1.0

    These courses continue the development of the language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis is on oral proficiency and composition. In addition, reading skills and vocabulary are broadened through a variety of supplemental works. Classes are conducted in the target language and students are required to respond in the target language. Upon successful completion of these courses, students are strongly encouraged to take the Advanced Placement course.

    Criteria for Selection:
    1. Cumulative 85% or higher in Honors Level 2.
    2. Cumulative test grade of 85% or higher.
    3. Teacher recommendation.
     

     
    Honors Senior French
    Honors Senior German
    Honors Senior Spanish
    No. 5410
    No. 5510
    No. 5710
    Full year/Full time Honors Wt.
    Grades 11, 12
    Credit 1.0

    These courses continue the development of the language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis is on oral proficiency and composition. In addition, reading skills and vocabulary are broadened through a variety of supplemental works. Classes are conducted in the target language and students are required to respond in the target language.

    Criteria for Selection:
    1. 75% or higher in Level 3
    2. Teacher recommendation.
     

     
    AP French
    AP German
    AP Spanish
    No. 5411
    No. 5511
    No. 5711
    Full year/Full time AP Wt.
    Grade 12
    Credit 1.0

    These courses are designed to further the development proficiency in listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing to prepare students to take the Advanced Placement Language Examination in one of these three languages. The courses are conducted in the target language and students are expected to use the target language at all times. Reading materials are drawn from a variety of authentic literary works and contemporary articles. Composition skills are enhanced by frequent writing assignments on many different topics. Conversations, discussions, oral reports, and similar activities ensure practice in the spoken language.

    Criteria for Selection:
    1. Cumulative 80% or higher in Honors Level 3.
    2. Cumulative test grade of 80% or higher.
    3. Teacher recommendation.