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    TITLE
     COURSE #
   GRADE
   SEMESTERS
  CREDITS
 Spanish I
  500
    9-12
     2
    1
    By the end of the course, students are expected to function at a Novice High proficiency level as defined by the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.
RECOMMENDATION: C or better in academic English.
  Spanish II
 501
   9-12
    2
   1
    By the end of the course, students are expected to function at an Intermediate Low proficiency level as defined by the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.
PREREQUISITE: Student must have the following:
● C or better in level I.
  Spanish III
 502
   10-12
    2
   1
    By the end of the course, students are expected to function at an Intermediate Mid-2 proficiency level as defined by the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.
PREREQUISITE: Student must have the following:
● C or better in level II.
  Honors Spanish IV
 504
   11-12
    2
   1
    By the end of the course, students are expected to function at an Intermediate Mid-3 proficiency level as defined by the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.
PREREQUISITE: Student must have the following:
● B or better in level III and teacher recommendation.
  AP Spanish Language and Culture
 505
   12
    2
   1
    The AP Spanish Language and Culture course is comparable to an advanced level (5th- and 6th-semester or the equivalent) college Spanish language course. Emphasizing the use of Spanish for active communication, it encompasses aural/oral skills, reading comprehension, grammar, and composition. The course objectives are to help students understand Spanish spoken by native speakers at a natural pace, with a variety of regional pronunciations, in both informal (interpersonal) and formal (presentational) contexts; develop an active vocabulary sufficient for reading authentic newspaper and magazine articles, contemporary literature, and other non-technical writings (websites, letters and emails, advertisements, signs and instructions) in Spanish; express yourself by describing, narrating, inquiring, and developing arguments in Spanish, both orally and in writing, with reasonable fluency, using different strategies for different audiences and communicative contexts. In this course, special emphasis is placed on the use of authentic source materials and the integration of language skills. Students receive extensive training in combining listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills in order to demonstrate understanding of authentic Spanish-language source materials. In order to receive weighted grading credit for the class, students must earn a B or better in the class (click here​ for AP policy).
PREREQUISITE: Student must have the following:
● B or better in Honors Spanish IV and teacher recommendation.
● Composite score of Proficient or Advanced in all 3 Keystone Exams.
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