The World Language Department offers sequential courses in French, German, and Spanish. The study of a foreign language may be elected to meet college entrance requirements, to enrich a person’s understanding and appreciation of another culture, to broaden a student’s liberal education, to meet career goals, or for travel purposes.
Students who have had foreign language experience prior to entering high school are placed at the appropriate level of high school language based primarily on the recommendation of their eighth grade foreign language teacher.
Each foreign language has its respective honor society. The purpose of these organizations is to recognize high scholastic attainment in the study of foreign language and to promote interest in the study of language, literature, culture, and civilization.
The department plans educational tours to foreign lands during the summer. Students have the opportunity to visit the land of the language which they are studying. The trips for students in French, German, and Spanish are each unique. Upcoming trips in the summer of 2018 include Germany and Spain.
Students have the opportunitity to be involved in languages and culture through clubs. Click on the links below to learn more. Meeting information is on the calendar.
Global Navigator Scholarships for Summer Study Abroad
We’re excited to announce that students at our school are eligible to apply for scholarships to help them study abroad next summer. Any student graduating in 2020, 2021, or 2022 is eligible to apply for a scholarship through CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange. Scholarships will be awarded based on both merit and financial need. The deadline to apply is November 30, 2018. Learn more about CIEE’s 50 fascinating programs in over 40 destinations here.