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    FRENCH

    067011 & 067012 (Year-long) - FRENCH 1
    Grades: 9-12     
    1 Elective credit
    Prerequisite: None

    French 1 is an introduction to one of the most global languages of the world. Students will study various French-speaking countries and peoples to better understand their diverse cultures. Students will also begin to describe themselves, family and friends, and preferences. They will learn to speak, listen, read, and write French with their classmates through paired practice, small group work, and role plays.  By the end of this course, students will have been introduced to skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will help them live and work in an increasingly global society.  This course is intended for students who have never taken French.

    067021 & 067022 (Year-long) - FRENCH 2
    Grades: 9-12     
    1 Elective credit
    Prerequisite: French 1 or French A & B

    French 2 is for students who can speak, read, understand and write at a basic level, and want to be able to do more with the French language.   Students will continue to study the history and culture of the French-speaking world.  At the end of French 2, students will be able to use French to communicate for many different purposes such as telling stories, talking about the past, daily life, describing people, things, and places, and making requests.   Emphasis will be on learning to communicate in French. This course is for students that have successfully completed French 1 or French A & B.

    067031 & 067032 (Year-long) - FRENCH 3
    Grades: 10-12        
    1 Elective credit
    Prerequisite: French 2

    French 3 students will be able to communicate more freely and creatively in the French language.  Students will study the history and culture of various regions to better make connections within the cultures of the French-speaking world and the United States.  At the end of French 3, students will be able to use the language to understand and communicate in many different situations.   Emphasis will be on learning to elaborate in formal and informal situations in French.  College credit may be available for this course. Dual credit eligibility is based on teacher qualifications, as determined by the university granting credit and standards set by Missouri Department of Higher Education.

    067041 & 067042 (Year-long) - HONORS FRENCH 4
    Grades: 11-12        
    1 Elective credit
    Prerequisite: French 3

    Organized around themes based on contemporary social, political and cultural issues of French-speaking societies, French 4 students will explore topics such as the cultural identity, the changing roles in families and relationships, environmental issues, and the power of the media in today’s society. Students will begin to use increasingly sophisticated vocabulary and grammatical structures in a variety of contexts as they tackle listening, speaking, reading and writing tasks and assignments featuring authentic literature, film, and topics of contemporary interest and concern. There will be opportunities for student performance events via multimedia presentations. The French 4 course will seek to improve the students' ability to read and appreciate literary and non-literary texts in French. Students in French 4 will have a deeper awareness and understanding of the cultural diversity of the French-speaking world and their role in it.  Dual credit may be available for this course based on student eligibility and teacher qualifications, as determined by the university granting credit and standards set by the Missouri Department of Education. As an honors course, a weighted grade is given

    068051 & 068052 (Year-long) - AP FRENCH 5: LANGUAGE & CULTURE
    Grade: 12               
    1 Elective credit
    Prerequisite: French 4

    The integrated study of art, history, film, literature, and music in French 5 promotes cultural knowledge and understanding as well as the further development of language skills.  Students experience the culture of the French language firsthand by harnessing technology and, at times even interacting with native speakers, and exploring cultural texts. They are challenged to use increasingly sophisticated vocabulary and grammatical structures in a variety of contexts as they tackle listening, speaking, reading and writing tasks featuring authentic literature, film, and topics of contemporary interest and concern. Student performance events may take the form of multimedia presentations. Ultimately, students in French 5 will understand clearly that they are members of a diverse and increasingly global society. Dual credit may be available for this course based on student eligibility and teacher qualifications, determined by the university granting credit and standards set by the Missouri Department of Education.  Those wanting to earn AP credit may also choose to take the AP French Language & Culture exam.  A weighted grade is given

    GERMAN

    067141 & 067142 (Year-long) - HONORS GERMAN 4
    Grades: 11-12        
    1 Elective credit
    Prerequisite: German 3

    Organized around themes based on contemporary social, political and cultural issues of German-speaking societies, German 4 students will explore topics such as the cultural identity, the changing roles in families and relationships, environmental issues, and the power of the media in today’s society. Students will begin to use increasingly sophisticated vocabulary and grammatical structures in a variety of contexts as they tackle listening, speaking, reading and writing tasks and assignments featuring authentic literature, film, and topics of contemporary interest and concern. There will be opportunities for student performance events via multimedia presentations. The German 4 course will seek to improve the students' ability to read and appreciate literary and non-literary texts in German. Students in German 4 will have a deeper awareness and understanding of the cultural diversity of the German-speaking world and their role in it. Dual credit may be available for this course based on student eligibility and teacher qualifications, as determined by the university granting credit and standards set by the Missouri Department of Education. As an honors course, a weighted grade is given.
    This course will be offered as a VIP (virtual in-person) course for the 2021-2022 school year.

    068151 & 068152 (Year-long) - AP GERMAN 5: Language & Culture
    Grade: 12                               
    1 Elective credit
    Prerequisite: German 4

    The integrated study of art, history, film, literature, and music in German 5 promotes cultural knowledge and understanding as well as the further development of language skills.  Students experience the culture of the German language firsthand by harnessing technology and, at times even interacting with native speakers, and exploring cultural texts.  They are challenged to use increasingly sophisticated vocabulary and grammatical structures in a variety of contexts as they tackle listening, speaking, reading and writing tasks featuring authentic literature, film, and topics of contemporary interest and concern. Student performance events may take the form of multimedia presentations. Ultimately, students in German 5 will understand clearly that they are members of a diverse and increasingly global society.  Dual credit may be available for this course based on student eligibility and teacher qualifications, as determined by the university granting credit and standards set by the Missouri Department of Education. Those wanting to earn AP credit may also choose to take the AP German Language and Culture exam.  A weighted grade is given.
    This course will be offered as a VIP (virtual in-person) course for the 2021-2022 school year.

    LATIN

    067211 & 067212 (Year-long) - LATIN 1
    Grades: 9-12          
    1 Elective credit
    Prerequisite: None

    In Latin 1, we dig into the past and explore the world of gladiators,   political   intrigue,   and   the   ghosts   of   Pompeii. Students who take Latin will see the impact of the Roman world everywhere!   One important aspect of learning Latin is to understand how languages work. With this understanding, students will gain a deeper knowledge of Latin and other languages, particularly English.   In Latin 1, students will learn the basics of Latin in order to build a foundation for reading. Latin class will improve reading abilities through the learning of Latin vocabulary. After completing this course, students will have expanded their English vocabularies and gained skills for improving standardized test scores.

    067221 & 067222 (Year-long) - LATIN 2
    Grades: 9-12
    1 Elective credit
    Prerequisite: Latin 1 or Latin A & B

    This year in Latin, students will travel to the ends of the Roman Empire and meet new characters as they continue to build upon their knowledge of the Roman world and Latin language.  As in Latin 1, students will focus upon developing increasingly advanced skills in the areas of vocabulary, reading, and grammar.  Through the lens of Roman conquest in Egypt and Britain, students will also explore bigger concepts of religion, imperialism, and race alongside the more amusing everyday aspects of Roman life in a province.   After completing this course, students will have a solid foundation and understanding of Latin language and culture to apply to the world around them.

    067231 & 067232 (Year-long) - LATIN 3
    Grades: 10-12
    1 Elective credit
    Prerequisite: Latin 2

    Within the context of the Eternal City of Rome, we build upon the previous foundations of Latin language study.  Students begin to grasp the complexities of the Latin language and continue to develop and improve upon their Latin reading and vocabulary skills.  Students will begin to encounter real Roman authors. Through the use of more advanced Latin reading skills, students will find themselves swept up in the intrigues of urban Roman life and will explore the history and monuments of ancient Rome.  At the completion of this course, students will have learned the majority of Latin grammatical concepts and will be ready for more advanced literary study.

    067241 & 067242 (Year-long) - HONORS LATIN 4 
    Grades: 11-12        
    1 Elective credit
    Prerequisite: Latin 3

    This course will include readings of extended portions of Latin writers, e.g., Virgil, Cicero, Ovid, Pliny, Horace, and Catullus. Readings will be selected to serve the needs and interests in the class. The works will be discussed in detail, using methods of literary analysis and developing historical background. As an honors course, a weighted grade is given.

    068251 & 0680252 (Year-long)- AP LATIN 5
    Grades:  12
    1 Elective credit
    Prerequisite:  Latin 4

    This course will include readings of extended portions of Latin writers, e.g., Virgil, Cicero, Ovid, Pliny, Horace, and Catullus. Readings will be selected to serve the needs and interests in the class. The works will be discussed in detail, using methods of literary analysis and developing historical background. Those wanting to earn AP credit may also choose to take the AP Latin exam.  A weighted grade is given.


    SPANISH
    067311 & 067312 (Year-long) - SPANISH 1
    Grades: 9-12
    1 Elective credit
    Prerequisite: None

    Spanish 1 is an introduction to one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.  Students will study various Spanish- speaking countries and peoples to better understand their diverse cultures.  Students will also begin to discuss their feelings, family and friends, and daily life. They will speak and write with their classmates through paired practice, small group work, and role plays.  By the end of this course, students will have been introduced to skills, knowledge, and attitudes that will help them live and work in an increasingly global society.  They will be able to communicate at a basic level.  This course is intended for students that have never taken Spanish.

    067321 & 067322 (Year-long) - SPANISH 2
    Grades: 9-12
    1 Elective credit
    Prerequisite: Spanish 1 or Spanish A & B

    Spanish 2 is for students who can speak, read, understand, and write at a basic level, and want to be able to do more with the Spanish language.  Students will continue to study the cultures and histories of various Spanish-speaking countries. By the end of the course, students will be able to use the language to communicate for many different purposes such as telling stories, talking about the past, giving preferences and opinions, describing people, things, and places, and making requests. Emphasis will be on learning to communicate in Spanish. This course is for students that have successfully completed Spanish 1 or Spanish A & B.

    067331 & 067332 (Year-long) - SPANISH 3
    Grades: 10-12     
    1 Elective credit
    Prerequisite: Spanish 2

    Spanish 3 students will learn to communicate more freely and creatively in the language. They will study the history and culture of various regions to better make connections within the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world and the United States. By the end of the course, students will have learned to use Spanish to understand and communicate in many different situations in the present, past and future. Emphasis will be on learning to elaborate in formal and informal situations in Spanish. Dual credit may be available for this course based on student eligibility and teacher qualifications, as determined by the university granting credit and standards set by the Missouri Department of Education. As an honors course, a weighted grade is given.

    067341 & 067342 (Year-long) - HONORS SPANISH 4
    Grades: 11-12        
    1 Elective credit
    Prerequisite: Spanish 3

    Organized around themes based on contemporary social, political and cultural issues of Spanish-speaking societies, Spanish 4 students will explore topics such as the cultural identity, the changing roles in families and relationships, environmental issues, and the power of the media in today’s society. Students will begin to use increasingly sophisticated vocabulary and grammatical structures in a variety of contexts as they tackle listening, speaking, reading and writing tasks and assignments featuring authentic literature, film, and topics of contemporary interest and concern. There will be opportunities for student performance events via multimedia presentations. The Spanish 4 course will seek to improve the students' ability to read and appreciate literary and non-literary texts in Spanish. Students in Spanish 4 will have a deeper awareness and understanding of the cultural diversity of the Spanish-speaking world and their role in it. Dual credit may be available for this course based on student eligibility and teacher qualifications, as determined by the university granting credit and standards set by the Missouri Department of Education.  As an honors course, a weighted grade is given.

    068351 & 068352 (Year-long) - AP SPANISH 5: LANGUAGE & CULTURE
    Grade: 12               
    1 Elective credit
    Prerequisite: Spanish 4

    The integrated study of art, history, film, literature, and music in Spanish 5 promotes cultural knowledge and understanding as well as the further development of language skills.  Students experience the culture of the Spanish language firsthand by harnessing technology and, at times even interacting with native speakers, and exploring cultural texts.  They are challenged to use increasingly sophisticated vocabulary and grammatical structures in a variety of contexts as they tackle listening speaking, reading and writing tasks featuring authentic literature, film, and topics of contemporary interest and concern.  Student performance events may take the form of multimedia presentations.  Ultimately, students in Spanish 5 will understand clearly that they are members of a diverse and increasingly global society.  Dual credit may be available for this course based on student eligibility and teacher qualifications, as determined by the university granting credit and standards set by the Missouri Department of Education.  Those wanting to earn AP credit may also choose to take the AP Spanish Language and Culture exam.  A weighted grade is given.