US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School Program

World Languages

The World Language Curriculum embraces a broad spectrum of communication skills utilizing the five “c’s” of essential to acquiring a second language: communication, culture, connections, comparisons, and community. The standards offer a vision of what students should know and be able to do with other languages. In order to attain these standards students require a world language program that provides rich curricular experiences. The goal of this curriculum is to develop positive attitudes and excitement toward learning the Spanish language. Through the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, students are able to broaden their awareness, acceptance, and understanding of the Hispanic culture.

This program is designed to accommodate varying levels of language learners as they progress through the stages of the National Foreign Language Curriculum using Readiness, Foundations and Essential Objectives as its format.  Additionally, elements of the Catholic faith tradition are integrated into this Spanish curriculum in order to provide a meaningful language and cultural experience within the context of the Catholic faith.