World Languages and Cultures
The World Languages and Cultures Department offers students the opportunity to learn Chinese, French, Latin, and Spanish. Courses are designed to help students develop their language proficiency and understand cultural perspectives. The Latin program emphasizes reading comprehension and cultural knowledge, while the modern languages focus on communication in the target language and cultural competence.
A minimum of two years of language courses and successful completion of a Level 3 course are required for graduation. Students are strongly encouraged to continue beyond the requirements to advanced courses such as Advanced Seminars in Chinese Culture and Society, French, and Latin, and AP courses in French and Spanish Language and Culture. Students may also add a second world language in eleventh and twelfth grade.