• LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH     
     
    Students must have two units of study and earn one high school credit in Language other than English by the completion of grade 9.  This meets the minimum requirement for NYS Checkpoint A (Level I) proficiency.  To earn a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation, students must complete Checkpoint B (Levels II & III) of the same language and pass the Comprehensive Exam in a Language other than English.
     
    The emphasis of beginning courses is on communication in the context of the target language’s culture. The student will be able to comprehend simple statements and questions, understand short simple written material and create simple sentences and phrases with basic vocabulary.
     
    NYS Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) candidates should continue their foreign language study with Level 4/4H (11th) and Level 5/AP (12th).  NYSSB candidates should also continue their ELA studies with AP English (11 & 12th).  Go to Google Classroom (code kppsom) for more information and to view the entire application. 

  • GERMAN II

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    5036      Grades 9,10,11,12          1 credit          

    Students improve their skills of speaking, reading, listening and writing.  Written work becomes longer and more polished with more emphasis given to spelling and students are encouraged to place more effort into improving grammar.  This course covers half of Checkpoint B of the New York State syllabus.  There is a local exam in June.
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  • GERMAN III

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    5038      Grades 10, 11, 12              1 credit     

    This course completes Checkpoint B of the New York State syllabus and prepares students for a locally-developed, state credit exam in German at the end of the year with special emphasis on authentic materials.  There is increased emphasis on the grammar and writing skills necessary for success on this exam in addition to continued development of listening, speaking, and conversational skills.  A locally-developed, state credit exam is given to all students in June.
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  • GERMAN IV

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    5037         Grades 11, 12                1 credit         NYSSB

    This is a post-Regents course for those student interested in continuing with the study of the language by putting to use those skills learned in Levels 1, 2, and 3.  In German IV, there are numerous projects in all four language skill areas in addition to further study of cultural topics.  Additional grammar and vocabulary are added as needed to each area of investigation.  Specific subject areas and content are determined in September based upon the interests and needs of the student involved.  There is a local exam in June or a year-long portfolio assessment.  *This course may be combined with level 5 based on number of registrants.
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  • GERMAN V

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    5040         Grades 11, 12                1 credit          NYSSB

    This is a post-Regents course for those student interested in continuing with the study of the language by putting to use those skills learned in Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4.  In German V, there are numerous projects in all four language skill areas in addition to further study of cultural topics.  Additional grammar and vocabulary are added as needed to each area of investigation.  Specific subject areas and content are determined in September based upon the interests and needs of the student involved.  There is a local exam in June or a year-long portfolio assessment.  Upon successful completion of German V, student may be offered the opportunity to take the Hilbert College German Exam to earn college credit. (cost of exam is $100)  *This course may be combined with level 4 based on number of registrants.
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  • SPANISH I

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    5039      Grades 9,10,11,12           1 credit    

    This course combines A1–A2  Spanish  and is designed for students who are  beginning the study of the Spanish language. Students will work on pronunciation, listening skills, vocabulary, conversational  skills and learn various aspects of the Hispanic culture. Authentic sources will be used. A locally-developed, state credit exam is given to all students in June.
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  • SPANISH II

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    5041         Grades 9,10,11,12         1 credit      

    Students improve their skills of speaking, reading, listening and writing.  Written work becomes longer and more polished with more emphasis given to spelling.  Students are encouraged to place more effort into improving grammar.  This course covers half of Checkpoint B of the NY State syllabus.  Local exam in June. 
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  • SPANISH III

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    5043         Grades 10, 11, 12            1 credit 

    This course completes Checkpoint B of the NYS syllabus and prepares students for both a locally-developed, state-credit exam and for upper-level study.  There is increased emphasis placed on the grammar and writing skills necessary for success in Spanish in addition to greater development of listening, speaking, and conversational skills.  Students can earn a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation by successfully completing the final exam in Spanish III.
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  • HONORS SPANISH III

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    5053         Grades 10, 11, 12            1 credit  

    Prerequisite: Written recommendation of Spanish II teacher, average of 90+ in Spanish II
     
    This course offers the student an opportunity to master the Spanish III materials at an accelerated pace.  Emphasis is placed on the four major skills of language learning:  listening, speaking, reading and writing and the grammar and vocabulary necessary to acquire these skills.  In addition, the student will complete independent work including supplementary readings, compositions and vocabulary expansion.  Spontaneous conversational activities are an integral part of this course.  This course focuses on increased verbal communication.  Final assessment is a locally-developed, state-credit exam plus project. Completed summer assignment is due on the first day of school.  Students can earn a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation by successfully completing the final exam in Spanish III.   Students will receive weighted credit for this course.   *This course is subject to cancellation based on number of registrants.
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  • SPANISH IV

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    5042         Grades 11 & 12                1 credit           NYSSB

    This is a post-Regents course for those students interested in continuing with the study of the language by putting to use those skills learned in levels I through III.  There are numerous projects in all four language skills in addition to further study of cultural topics.  Additional grammar and vocabulary are added as needed to each area of investigation.  Specific subject areas and content are determined in September based as upon the interests and needs of the students involved.  There is a local exam in June or a year-long portfolio assessment.  
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  • HONORS SPANISH IV

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    5054         Grades 11, 12                1 credit          NYSSB

    Prerequisite: Average of 90+ in Spanish III, Regents exam score of 85+
     
    This course offers the student an opportunity to master the Spanish IV course content, but the student will be expected to use the language in all four skill areas while expanding upon basic thoughts, polishing pronunciation, and distinguishing between regional accents. The final assessment is determined by teacher, but typically involves a portfolio or other cumulative project.  Students will receive weighted credit for this course.   *This course is subject to cancellation based on number of registrants.  
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  • SPANISH V

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    5046      Grades  12            1 credit        NYSSB

    Do you want to continue learning Spanish without the pressure of a state exam?  Wouldn’t you like to pretend that you are in a Spanish café with friends eating “tapas” and chatting?  Spanish V is for those students who wish to continue the study of the Spanish language without receiving college credit, while enhancing their Spanish knowledge to enter a college level course after high school graduation.  This course will develop higher-level vocabulary and grammar through explorations of culture including art, film and literature, and projects designed to help communication skills.  There will be a local exam, comprehensive project or yearlong portfolio collected at the end of the course.
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  • AP SPANISH (Hilbert College credit course option)

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    5047      Grade 12             1 credit         NYSSB

    Prerequisite:  Written recommendation by Spanish level IV teacher, average of 90+ in Spanish, completion of summer assignment due on the first day of school
     
    This is an advanced college level course which follows the IV level course.  At the end of the course the students will take the AP Spanish exam to earn college credit (the cost of the exam is $100).  This course is conducted almost solely in Spanish.  The students are expected to comprehend Spanish spoken at a natural speed and to express themselves in the language.  The students will explore in depth the fine points of Spanish grammar as well as review concepts that they have already studied.  Their vocabulary and reading skills will be reinforced through the study of authentic newspaper, internet and magazine articles.  The students will study literary language and themes through the reading of short stories.  Listening comprehension will be reinforced with authentic recordings and videos.  The students will attain a higher level of fluency in oral communication.  Students may potentially earn up to six college credits after successfully taking both exams.
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  • FRENCH II

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    5031               Grades 9, 10                       1 credit

    Improve your French skills. Learn how to write a letter to a French speaking pen pal, read ads in a French newspaper and figure out the subway system of Paris.  Use the latest in media technology to create your own French-speaking voice and character.  Play games and discover your “joie de vivre.” This course presents half of the NYS Checkpoint B Syllabus. A local exam is given in June. Field trips and other language-immersing activities are a typical part of this level and are organized based on student interest.

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  • FRENCH III

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    5033            Grades 10, 11, 12                              1 credit       

    On your way to taking a locally-developed, state-credit exam in June, you will be improving your language skills by creating projects, reading short stories, listening to French music, and viewing engaging cultural videos.  Enjoy our annual Mardi Gras and other traditional festive celebrations.

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  • HONORS FRENCH III

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    5049                 Grades 10, 11, 12              1 credit

    Prerequisite: Written recommendation of French II teacher, average of 90+ in French II

    This course offers the student an opportunity to master the French III materials at an accelerated pace. Emphasis is placed on the four major skills of language learning: listening, speaking, reading and writing and the grammar and vocabulary necessary to acquire these skills. In addition, the student will complete independent work including supplementary readings, compositions and vocabulary expansion. Spontaneous conversational activities are an integral part of this course. This course focuses on increased verbal communication. Final assessment is a locally-developed, state-credit exam plus project. Completed summer assignment is due on the first day of school. Students will receive weighted credit.  *This course is subject to cancellation based on number of registrants.

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  • FRENCH IV

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    5032         Grades 11, 12                     1 credit           NYSSB

    Remember, there are over 1,200 French companies in the United States which employ nearly half a million Americans. Learn a skill that will help you get a more interesting job.  The hurdle of the Comprehensive Exam is over. This course is project based. Sample the literature, art, poetry and music of the French speaking world. Create your own stories, pursue your own interests. The format of the final assessment is determined by the teacher. 
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  • HONORS FRENCH IV

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    5062         Grades 11, 12                     1 credit          NYSSB

    Prerequisite: Average of 90+ in French III, Regents exam score of 85+
     
    This course offers the student an opportunity to master the French IV course content.  The student will be expected to use the language in all four skill areas while expanding upon basic thoughts, polishing pronunciation, and distinguishing between regional accents. The final assessment is determined by teacher.  Students will receive weighted credit for this course.   *This course is subject to cancellation based on number of registrants.
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  • FRENCH V (Hilbert College credit option)

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    5051      Grade 12                              1 credit                  NYSSB

    Prerequisite: Average of 90+ in French IV
     
    This is an advanced college level course which follows the French IV  level course.  This course is conducted almost solely in French.  Students are expected to comprehend French spoken at a natural speed and to express themselves in the language.  Students will explore in depth the fine points of French grammar as well as review concepts that they have already studied.  Their vocabulary and reading skills will be reinforced through the study of authentic newspaper, internet and magazine articles.  Students will study literary language and themes through the reading of short stories.  Listening comprehension will be reinforced with authentic recordings and videos.  Students will attain a higher level of fluency in oral communication.  At the end of the course, students will have the option of taking the Hilbert College French exam to earn three college credits (cost of the exam is $100).  *This course is subject to cancellation based on number of registrants.
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