M/J Beginning Spanish introduces students to the target language and its culture. Students will learn beginning skills in listening and speaking and an introduction to basic skills in reading and writing. Culture, connections, comparisons, and communities are included in this course. This course prepares students for the high school credit course, Spanish 1.
Spanish I/II The student will develop communicative skills in all 3 modes of communication and cross-cultural understanding. Emphasis is placed on proficient communication in the language. An introduction to reading and writing is also included as well as culture, connections, comparisons, and communities. This course earns high school credit: Grades for courses that offer high school credit in middle school will be used to calculate high school class rank and grade point average. For the purpose of determining the valedictorian and salutatorian, a graduating 12th grader may drop high school credit courses taken in middle school from the calculation if the courses are not needed for graduation. It is recommended that a middle school student enrolled in a high school credit course who earns a grade of “C”, “D”, or “F” repeat the course for forgiveness as defined in Board policy