Prerequisite to Take Spanish
Taking Spanish in middle school requires a two-year commitment. Spanish 1A is a year-long course that covers the equivalent of the first semester of high school Spanish. Spanish 1B, which is taken in the 8th grade, is equal to the 2nd semester of high school Spanish. In other words, by taking Spanish 1A in the 7th grade and Spanish 1B in the 8th grade, students have completed the first year of high school Spanish. Because this is a high school class, students can expect approximately 20 minutes of homework nightly.
The prerequisites for qualifying to take Spanish 1A in the 7th grade are as follows:
- A grade of a "B+" or above in Language Arts for both the lst and 2nd trimester report card in the 6th grade
- A good attendance record
- Recommendation from 6th grade Language Arts teacher
- Must have a "C" or better in all classes
Space is limited for Spanish...only those students who meet the above criteria will be given an application and admission is based on the date the form is turned in to the office with the correct signatures.
Students who take Spanish 1A in the 7th grade will automatically be enrolled in Spanish 1B in the 8th grade.