At the middle school level, the district offers an introductory Spanish experience to all students. The goal of the program is to provide students with an educational base for future world language studies.At the end of Grade 8, all students are given the opportunity to take a Spanish Placement test. If a student scores high enough, they are given the opportunity to skip Spanish I in 9th grade and place into Spanish II.The district is proud of its curricular accomplishments to date:
- revised curriculum
- new textbooks and teaching resources
- increased seat time for 7th and 8th grade students
- increased numbrs of students eligible to take Spanish II in 9th grade
High School World Languages
At the high school level, we currently offer:
- Other World Languages Online via VHS
For more info about our course offerings, choose the appropriate Program of Studies below:
Program of Studies SY 19-20 (see pages 62-65)
Program of Studies SY 18-19 (see pages 70-74)
For more information about the NJ State Seal of Bi-Literacy, visit the NJ DOE page linked here.
World Languages Education in the 21st Century (taken from NJ DOE)
New Jersey citizens are part of a dynamic, interconnected, and technologically driven global society centered on the creation and communication of knowledge and ideas across geographical, cultural, and linguistic borders.
Individuals who effectively communicate in more than one language, with an appropriate understanding of cultural contexts, are globally literate and possess the attributes reflected in the mission and vision for world languages education that follow:
Mission: The study of another language and culture enables individuals, whether functioning as citizens or workers, to communicate face-to-face and by virtual means in appropriate ways with people from diverse cultures.
Vision: An education in world languages fosters a population that:
- Communicates in more than one language with the levels of language proficiency that are required to function in a variety of occupations and careers in the contemporary workplace.
- Exhibits attitudes, values, and skills that indicate a positive disposition and understanding of cultural differences and that enhance cross-cultural communication.
- Values language learning as a global literacy as well as for its long-term worth in fostering personal, work-related, and/or financial success in our increasingly interconnected world.