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Heritage Learners and Bilingual Students

 

Students whose native language is not English, those who are bilingual to some degree in a language other than English, and heritage learners must take a placement test in their second language to ensure placement in the appropriate Foreign Language course. Placement will be based on both fluency and literacy.

Students who are both bilingual and biliterate (can both read and write in Spanish or French) may be referred to another language to meet the Foreign Language requirement for graduation in the state of Georgia. Placement of biliterate students will be left to the discretion of the department and will be based on the results of the placement test.

Heritage learners, bilingual students, and biliterate students who do not wish to take a class in their second language may take a course in another language without a placement test.

 

Teacher Recommendations for Honors, AP, and Other Upper Level Courses (Level 3 and Above)

 

Teacher recommendations and discussion within the department will determine the final placement in all courses, including honors, AP, and other upper level courses. Teacher recommendations are based on demonstrated interest in learning, a strong work ethic, a grade of A or B+ in the previous course, and intermediate to advanced speaking skills in the target language.

Lack of a recommendation can result in a student moving down a level and/or not being allowed to continue in the language. The department will review all placements during the spring semester to determine whether students have continued to demonstrate the ability, skills, work habits, and motivation that justified the original placement. Appropriate adjustments will be made at that time.

 



LATIN

Latin I CPA / CP (Y)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Latin II CP (Y)
Grade Level: 10
PRE-REQUISITE: Latin I

Latin II CPA (Y)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Latin I or Placement Test

Latin III H (Y)
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Latin II or Placement Test

AP Latin (Y)
Grade Levels: 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Latin III H
Department Approval Required



FRENCH

French I CPA (Y)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

French II CPA (Y)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: French I or Placement Test

French III H (Y)
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: French II or Placement Test

French IV H (Y)
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: French II or III or Placement Test

AP French Language and Culture (Y)
Grade Level: 12
PRE-REQUISITE: French IVH or Placement Test
Department Approval Required



SPANISH

Spanish I CPA / CP (Y)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

Spanish II H / CPA / CP (Y)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Spanish I or Placement Test

Spanish III CP (Y)
Grade Level: 11
PRE-REQUISITE: Spanish II

Spanish III H / CPA (Y)
Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Spanish II or Placement Test

Spanish IV CP (Y)
Grade Level: 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Spanish III or Placement Test

Spanish IV H / CPA (Y)
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Spanish III or Placement Test

AP Spanish Language and Culture (Y)
Grade Level: 11, 12
PRE-REQUISITE: Spanish IV or Placement Test
Department Approval Required