At the middle school level, students may elect to take an introductory course, Foreign Languages EXploratory (FLEX), which highlights the cultures associated with the French, German, Latin, and Spanish languages; particular attention is paid to cognates. Midldle school students may begin their formal study of Spanish as well by completing Spanish 1A in Grade 7 and Spanish 1B in Grade 8; if they successfully complete both courses and pass the county final exam, they earn a credit in Spanish I.
At the high school level, Queen Anne's County Public Schools offers a sequenced program in French and Spanish. Course descriptions can be found in the Program of Study.
We urge students to complete at least three levels of the same world language. We believe that virtually all students can learn a second or third language and that such study benefits them greatly. Reserach shows that "language learning correlates with higher standardized test scores." (Maryland SC)
COURSES OFFERED AT HIGH SCHOOL:
FRENCH I SPANISH I
FRENCH II SPANISH II
FRENCH III SPANISH III
FRENCH IV SPANISH IV
FRENCH V SPANISH V
AP FRENCH LANGUAGE AP SPANISH LANGUAGE