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Latin I

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 9th – 12th

Weight: 1.0


Latin I explores basic language components and the key cultural institutions of ancient Rome.  The study of Latin will be used as a vehicle to enhance English grammar, vocabulary, and writing skills.  This course will focus on basic patterns of verb and noun inflections as well as building English vocabulary via Latin roots.  Components of this course also include English derivatives, such as those from modern legal and medical fields, along with translation exercises that discuss Roman culture, history, and mythology.

Latin II

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 10th – 12th

Weight: 1.0


Latin II builds on the linguistic, grammatical, and cultural concepts acquired in Latin I.  The major goal of this course is to prepare students to begin reading Roman authors.  In order to accomplish this, Latin II students will complete their study of Latin noun declensions and verb conjugations while being exposed to more advanced Latin vocabulary.  Students will also continue their study of Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots via English derivatives and legal and medical terms.  Culturally, students will begin to study the history of ancient Rome from its foundation until the fall of the Roman Republic.

Latin III

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 11th and 12th

Weight: 1.02


The foremost objective of the Latin III course is to develop a student’s ability to read authentic Roman texts. In order to master this skill and interact with actual Roman authors, students will obtain a mastery of the inflection of Latin words.

Latin IV

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 12th

Weight: 1.04


The focus of the Latin IV course is to master translation techniques via Roman poetry. Students will expand upon their ability to translate authentic Roman texts.

Spanish I

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 9th – 12th

Weight: 1.0


Spanish I is a novice level Spanish course that is intended for students with no previous experience with the Spanish language.  Students will be introduced to pronunciation, vocabulary, and simple conversation.  As students gain grammar knowledge and vocabulary, they will develop increased skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking Spanish. Basic Hispanic culture, history, and geography will be explored and discussed.

 

Spanish II

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 10th – 12th

Weight: 1.0


Spanish II is a beginner-intermediate level Spanish course.  This course is designed for students who have completed Spanish I. Pronunciation and listening activities will be used to build upon previously acquired Spanish knowledge.  Communication skills, grammar knowledge, and vocabulary are intended to improve through oral and written exercises and activities.  Hispanic culture will be explored through authentic readings.

 

Spanish III

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 11th and 12th

Weight: 1.02


Through this course, students will continue to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Spanish.  At this level, there is increased emphasis on vocabulary development, oral proficiency, written expression in a variety of tenses, and the culture of Spanish-speaking peoples.  Students gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures throughout the curriculum, as well as making connections with a variety of disciplines.

 

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish II.

 

Spanish IV

Credit: 1

Grades Offered: 12th

Weight: 1.04


Through this course, students will continue to develop skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Spanish.  At this level, there is increased competence and self-confidence in language usage and development.  Students communicate more idiomatically in Spanish while using more complex structures to gain knowledge and understanding of their own culture and other cultures. Students will also acquire information that connects with other disciplines, develop insight into the relationship between language and culture, and build a life-long interest in acquiring and maintaining proficiency in Spanish.