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World Languages

  • Although the study of a world language is not required for graduation, two credits are required by most colleges for admission.  It is highly recommended that college-bound students minimally complete two years of a world language.
  • Students are required to successfully complete the level I course before advancing to level II and advance levels also require the recommendation of the instructor
  • Additional courses beyond the required 2 credits will be applied toward the General Electives requirement


German I

German I is to develop fundamental knowledge of the four basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening, with the heaviest emphasis on reading.  Students will memorize words and the rules of grammar.  A workbook must be purchased from the school bookstore for this class. 

Course # 42417        1 credit   

German II 

German II builds on the skills acquired in German I. Students are introduced to more complex concepts in order to develop a greater understanding of the four skills of writing, reading, speaking and listening in the language.

Course # 42127        1 credit 

German III & IV Honors

German III/IV is a continuation of the skills taught in German I & II with greater emphasis placed on the skills of reading and speaking.  This class is taught in the language with most replies also spoken in German.  The spoken word is developed through plays, demonstrations, speeches, and dialogues. Written work or readings will be assigned often.  A workbook must be purchased from the school bookstore for this class.

III: Course # 43127/43137     1 credit                      IV: Course # 44127/44137  1 credit

Spanish I CPII 

In Spanish I CPII, the student concentrates on learning the acquisition of basic vocabulary and a foundation in Spanish grammar.  The students are taught pronunciation and conversational skills.  The pace will be somewhat slower than CPI with repeated enforcement of grammatical concepts.  In addition, an introduction to Hispanic culture will be presented to the students.  Presentations and projects will give the students alternate methods of evaluation. A workbook must be purchased from the school bookstore for this class.This course is only available to students who are or have been in an English CPII course and is not open to freshmen.   This course is offered in alternating years opposite Spanish II CPII. 

Course # 41337         1 credit   

Spanish I CPI 

In Spanish I, emphasis is placed on providing the student a good foundation in the language.  The students are taught pronunciation and beginning vocabulary with the goal of basic conversation by year’s end.  Writing becomes more important as the study of grammar develops throughout the first year.  One of the goals for Spanish I is to prepare students for subsequent years of the language.  The study of cultural topics is done throughout the year and students’ reading skills are developed with cultural lectures.  Another goal for first year students is to appreciate and value the influence in American society of people from different ethnic groups.   A workbook must be purchased from the school bookstore for this class.

Course # 41327      1 credit   

Spanish II CPII 

Spanish II CPII builds upon the vocabulary and grammar taught in the introductory course.  Communication both in oral and written form will be emphasized.  Students in this class will develop better conversation skills in Spanish and study more advanced grammatical concepts.  Like Spanish I CPII, students will need to spend time memorizing vocabulary words and studying grammatical concepts.  Students will be taught to speak and write at a more advanced level.  Through repetition and drills, students will master basic grammar.  Projects and presentations will be additional measures of evaluation. A workbook must be purchased from the school bookstore for this class. This course is offered in alternating years opposite Spanish I CPII. This course is only available to students who are or have been in an English CPII course. 

Course # 42337      1 credit      Prerequisite:  Spanish I CPII. 

Spanish II CPI 

Spanish II continues the development of vocabulary and grammatical structures.  Listening, speaking, reading and writing in the language are emphasized at a more advanced level.  At the end of Spanish II, students will have studied all basic grammatical constructions and be able to understand and communicate in Spanish at an intermediate level.  A workbook must be purchased from the school bookstore for this class.

Course # 42327        1 credit    Prerequisite: Spanish I

Spanish III Honors

Spanish III continues an emphasis on the spoken language.  Class is conducted primarily in Spanish.  More complex grammatical constructions are explored and students develop more sophisticated written and spoken communication skills.  Students read short stories, poetry and condensed novels in Spanish and discuss the stories orally.  Vocabulary is expanded and students work to develop proficiency in all skills associated with learning a second language.   A workbook must be purchased from the school bookstore for this class.

Course # 43227       1 credit      Prerequisite: Spanish II 

Spanish IV Honors and Advanced Placement

Spanish IV is intended to develop functional, communicative language ability in written and oral form.  The primary objectives are to reinforce the many grammatical structures and verb tenses that have already been learned, expand from conjugating to communicating, and synthesize what has been learned into actually using the material in communication.  Students develop proficiency by communicating in Spanish both orally and in written form.  Literary compositions are read and discussed.  A workbook must be purchased from the school bookstore for this class. Students who choose to take Spanish IV for AP credit will be required to complete additional course work.  Weekly compositions will be written, additional vocabulary lists will be presented and AP packets will be completed to prepare students for an AP exam.  

Honors Course # 44227/44237    1 credit   Prerequisite:  Spanish III H

AP Course # 44337/44347    1 credit        Prerequisite:  Spanish III H

French I  

In this distance learning course, students will utilize a variety of audio, reading, pictorial, and written exercises, in order to learn to recognize targeted vocabulary and start incorporating basic grammatical concepts: articles, plurals, and noun/adjective gender agreement, vowel and consonant pronunciation, sentence patterns, numbers and counting, introductions and greetings, directional symbols, body parts, geography, and other vocabulary. In every lesson, students practice reading and comprehending French text, and then use the vocabulary from those readings to increase their speaking fluency. Written tests and projects will be mailed for grading.  

French I is a student directed class taught via the Internet (Kentucky Virtual High School) . It is a self-paced class. Each student may proceed at his own pace but must cover the full agenda including all tests, quizzes, daily work, etc by the end of the academic year in order to receive credit.

Course # 41417            1 credit

French II  

Building on French I, students in this distance learning course will increase their speaking confidence, vocabulary, reading comprehension, sentence construction skills, cultural knowledge, and their grammar, including: object and reflexive pronouns, natural vs. arbitrary gender, and past and present verb tenses. By the end of the course, students should be able to rewrite the ending to a story, use simple phrases to expand conversations, and follow a story line with full comprehension.

French II is a student directed class taught via the Internet (Kentucky Virtual High School) . It is a self-paced class. Each student may proceed at his own pace but must cover the full agenda including all tests, quizzes, daily work, etc by the end of the academic year in order to receive credit. 

Course # 42417           1 credit            Prerequisites: French I

Latin I 

Latin I will cover the basics of Latin grammar, culture, and history.  Students will translate from Latin to English and English to Latin.  They will also read excerpts from the great writers of Latin literature and history.  

Course # 41117           1 credit

Latin II 

Latin II builds on the instruction of Latin I.  Students are introduced to more complex grammatical structures, including the subjunctive mood, ablative absolute, result, and purpose clauses.  The instruction in Roman culture and history becomes more detailed.  The students are also introduced to various Roman authors and learn to read and appreciate famous Roman authors such as Julius Caesar and Marcus Tullius Cicero.

 Course # 42227         1 credit             Prerequisite: Latin I

Latin III  

The Latin III class is a student directed distance learning class taught via the Internet which will augment the student's grammar and vocabulary skills, increase reading proficiency through cultural and historical presentations and student participation via phone and the Internet. Students will be required to read many authentic Latin writings including selections from Caesar, Cicero, Augustus, Pliny, Trajan, and Eutropius. Through the words of these Roman authors, the students will increase their knowledge of the intricacies of the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire. Grammatical concepts and Latin vocabulary are reinforced in the context of these selections. Latin III is a self-paced class. Each student may proceed at his own pace but must cover the full agenda including all tests, quizzes, daily work etc by the end of the academic year in order to receive credit.

Course # 43337        1 credit            Prerequisite: Latin II

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