The World Languages program offers classes at the middle and high school levels.
Sixth grade World Language Exploratory is a language appreciation class that includes the culture and people who speak French, German, Latin and Spanish. Topics for each language student include: holidays, music, art, geography, literature, food and social conversation. Nine weeks of study is devoted to each language. This course helps students make an informed decision about the language study they wish to pursue in the seventh grade. Students in the seventh and eighth grade levels earn a high school credit in French I, German I, Latin I and Spanish I by completing a two-year sequence of study of a language.
At the high school level students may take four levels and Advanced Placement classes in French, German, Latin and Spanish. American Sign is offered as an elective and is a one year course.
World language students perform well on Advanced Placement examinations and in state and national contests. High school juniors participate regularly in the Virginia Governor’s Foreign Language Academies held during the summer.