World Languages & ENL
WORLD LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT
M.T. Fernández, Assistant Principal
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart." Nelson Mandela
The World Languages department encourages the development of global citizens. The ability to communicate in more than one language affords our students the opportunity to look at the world through various linguistic and cultural lenses.
We celebrate cultural and linguistic diversity. We encourage all our students to take and pass a minimum of three years of a world language in our school. In order to receive an Advanced Regents Endorsed Diploma, students must take and pass the LOTE exam in a world language.
Languages offered include:
Spanish: Level I to Advanced Placement
French: Level I to Advanced Placement
Mandarin: Beginning Conversational
Incoming students who have taken and passed the SLP in junior high school, will be placed in Level II of the language taken in junior high.
Incoming students without an SLP grade, may indicate their language selection on the “incoming students” (main
If a student has a high level of proficiency in a particular language he/she may be assessed for placement. Please contact the Assistant Principal.
WHAT IS THE NYSSBL?
The New York State Seal of Biliteracy, passed by the Legislature and signed into law by the Governor on July 31, 2012, was established to recognize high school graduates who have attained a "high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English."
Chapter 271 of the Laws of 2012 (Section 815 of Education Law) established the New York State Seal of Biliteracy to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. The NYS Seal of Biliteracy will be awarded by the Commissioner to students who meet criteria established by the Board of Regents and attend schools in districts that voluntarily agree to participate in the program. The Seal of Biliteracy will be affixed to the high school diploma and transcript of graduating pupils attaining Seal criteria and must be made available to students.
(New York State Education Department website for more information)
- English Language Skills 1,2
- Latin 1,2
- Spanish 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
- AP Spanish Language and Culture
- French 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8