AP French Language and Culture enables students to develop advanced proficiency in the language skills of listening, speaking, writing, and reading. The course emphasizes the use of the French language to improve oral communication and help the students develop the ability to speak and understand the language in a variety of contexts. The course engages students to explore different cultures of the French speaking countries. Students will learn to use the three modes of Communication: Interpersonal, Interpretive and Presentational. They will be required to read articles and excerpts from French magazines, newspapers and literary texts. They will explore websites focusing on the Culture of French speaking countries. They will refine verbal and written language skills, apply language competencies beyond the school setting, and attain advanced proficiency. The six themes, based on the College Board’s Curriculum Frameworks, will be the focus of teaching and learning through the entire year.

This introductory course is designed to introduce and develop a student's ability to listen, speak, read, and write in the target language.  This course will also introduce the student to several aspects of French-speaking countries and their cultures.  This course will include conversation about a variety of topics.  There will be focus on Paris and its geography as well as its history and monuments.


This course is designed to continue the development of the four language skills: listening comprehension, speaking, writing and reading comprehension. It aims to develop sensitivity to a value system and behavior pattern other than the student’s own. It continues the progressive development of a better pronunciation, intonation and fluency and student dialogues, aural-oral drills. Writing is expanded from writing sentences with grammatical accuracy to short guided paragraphs, composition and dialogues. Reading comprehension is expanded through a variety of graded cultural readings integrated in the text. Students will research and present on regions of the France.

In French III Honors, students continue to develop their proficiency in the three modes of communicative competence: interacting with other speakers of French, understanding spoken and written messages in French, and making spoken and written presentations in French. They begin to communicate using more complex structures in French on a variety of topics, moving from concrete to more abstract concepts. They comprehend the main ideas of authentic materials that they read and hear, and are able to identify significant details when the topics are familiar. A variety of authentic sources help students connect to the language. Students will also continue to familiarize themselves with different perspectives of the culture of the French-speaking world through research on various French-speaking countries.  This course is designed to prepare students looking to continue their study of French in preparation to take the AP French Language and Culture Exam.

This course develops integrated language skills and weaves language and culture together in real-world contexts. Students will be engaged in a variety of authentic activities, examining texts, videos, articles, interviews and literature written for native French-speakers. Students will continue to develop their proficiency in the three modes of communicative competence: interacting with other speakers of French, understanding spoken and written messages in French, and making spoken and written presentations in French. In addition, students will gain a deeper understanding of the culture of Francophone regions throughout the world.. The course will concentrate on developing higher level skills in preparation to take the AP French Language and Culture Exam.

This course introduces students to the language and culture of Ancient Rome. There is an emphasis on improving English vocabulary and grammar through learning Latin roots and forms. In addition students learn about Roman history and daily life and Rome’s lasting influence on western civilization.
This course reviews the vocabulary and grammatical principles of Latin I and develops new forms and syntax for more advanced reading and discussions. Students will continue learning about the life, language and literature of the Romans and how their legacy is still around us today.
This course focuses on the politics and history of the late Republic and early Empire. The first semester is a series of short selections from such authors as Cicero, Caesar, and Sallust, and in the second semester students read the mythological poetry of Ovid’s Metamorphosis. Grammar and vocabulary are taught and reviewed in context. This course is offered in even years and is a weighted, honors-level course.

This introductory course is designed to introduce and develop a student's ability to listen, speak, read, and write in the target language.  Accurate pronunciation and oral fluency skills will also be imbedded in those primary language skills. This course will also introduce the student to several aspects of Spanish-speaking countries and their cultures.  This course will include conversation about a variety of topics.  

In Spanish 2, students continue to develop and improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Emphasis is placed on comprehension and communication in Spanish, as well as reading and writing practice in the target language using a variety of activities incorporating familiar vocabulary and structures. Authentic supplementary materials are introduced to expose students to the varieties of language and cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world.
In Spanish 2, students continue to develop and improve listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Emphasis is placed on comprehension and communication in Spanish, as well as reading and writing practice in the target language using a variety of activities incorporating familiar vocabulary and structures. Authentic supplementary materials are introduced to expose students to the varieties of language and cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world.
In Spanish III Honors, students continue to develop their proficiency in the three modes of communicative competence: interacting with other speakers of Spanish, understanding spoken and written messages in Spanish, and making spoken and written presentations in Spanish. They begin to communicate using more complex structures in Spanish on a variety of topics, moving from concrete to more abstract concepts. They comprehend the main ideas of authentic materials that they read and hear, and are able to identify significant details when the topics are familiar. A variety of authentic sources, including blogs, tweets, movie trailers, articles, story excerpts, songs and interviews, help students connect to the language. Students will also continue to familiarize themselves with different perspectives of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world through experiences with its products and practices. The use of Spanish in class progresses throughout the year with the goal of using Spanish exclusively during semester two. This course is designed to prepare students looking to continue their study of Spanish in preparation to take the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam.
In Spanish III, students continue to develop their proficiency in the three modes of communicative competence: interacting with other speakers of Spanish, understanding spoken and written messages in Spanish, and making spoken and written presentations in Spanish. They begin to communicate using more complex structures in Spanish on a variety of topics, moving from concrete to more abstract concepts. They comprehend the main ideas of authentic materials that they read and hear, and are able to identify significant details when the topics are familiar. A variety of authentic sources, including blogs, tweets, movie trailers, articles, story excerpts, songs and interviews, help students connect to the language. Students will also continue to familiarize themselves with different perspectives of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world through experiences with its products and practices. The use of Spanish in class progresses throughout the year with the goal of using Spanish exclusively once a week during semester two.

In Spanish IV the focus will be on furthering the student’s understanding of the major concepts covered in previous Spanish classes as well as expanding their vocabulary and knowledge of grammar. They begin to communicate using more complex structures in Spanish on a variety of topics. A variety of authentic sources, including blogs, tweets, movie trailers, articles, story excerpts, songs and interviews, help students connect to the language. Students will also continue to familiarize themselves with different perspectives of the culture of the Spanish-speaking world through experiences with its products and practices. Thematic units will incorporate real-world, practical applications. The use of Spanish in class will progress throughout the year with the goal of using Spanish exclusively during semester two.


This course seeks to develop integrated language skills and weaves language and culture together in real-world contexts. Students will be engaged in a variety of authentic activities, examining texts, videos, articles, blogs, interviews and literature written for native Spanish-speakers. Students will continue to develop their proficiency in the three modes of communicative competence: interacting with other speakers of Spanish, understanding spoken and written messages in Spanish, and making spoken and written presentations in Spanish. In addition, students will gain a deeper understanding of the cultures of Latin America through the examination of the products, practices and perspectives of those cultures. Spanish is used exclusively during the class. The course will concentrate on developing higher level skills in preparation to take the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam.