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World Languages

Students may be required to complete summer work in preparation for an AP course. The purpose of summer work is to enhance a student's ability to start on the first day of class engaged in class discussions. Expectations for summer work will be communicated in the spring semester.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Lafayette High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels09, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated,
Online - Off Campus
Online Course TypeFirst Time Credit
Credit1.0 World Language

Course Description

French 1 is centered around thematic units to give students exposure to French culture, language and grammar through a variety of activities. Students will read, listen and watch a variety of French texts, audio selections, and programs related to food, family, travel, daily routines, entertainment and life in the French-speaking world. They will learn to initiate, participate in, and sustain short conversations on a variety topics in French. Written and spoken presentations will be a regular part of the learning experience. Throughout the year, students will develop an understanding of how cultural perspectives influence cultural practices and products as they research and study food, family, travel, daily routines, entertainment and life in the French-speaking word. They will also develop the habits and strategies of a successful language learner

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Initiate, participate in, and sustain short conversations on a variety topics.
  • Present information in writing or by speaking.
  • Research and study food, family, travel, daily routines entertainment and life in the Francophone world.
  • Develop an understanding of how cultural perspectives influence cultural practices and products.
  • Develop the habits and strategies of a successful language learner.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Lafayette High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels09, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language

Course Description

French 2 is an elective course for students who completed French 1. French 2 is centered on thematic units in which students are exposed to French culture, language and grammar through a variety of activities. Students will be exposed to a variety of new tenses and constructions in this class that will help them become more skilled readers, writers, speakers and listeners. Students will read, listen and watch a variety of French texts, audio selections, and programs about selected topics related to modern communication and social media, mental and physical health, travel, and the Francophone world.

Course Prerequisite

Passing grade in 7th Grade French one and 8th Grade French one or high school French 1.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Initiate, participate in, and sustain conversations on a variety of studied topics.
  • Present information about studied topics in writing or in speaking.
  • Research and study selected topics related to modern communication and social media, mental and physical health, travel, and the Francophone world.
  • Develop an understanding of how cultural perspectives influence cultural practices and cultural products.
  • Develop habits and strategies to be a successful language learner.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Lafayette High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels09, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language
College CreditYes
College Credit TypeDual Credit at UMSL: French 1001 (5 credits)

Course Description

French 3 centerson thematic units in which students are exposed to French culture, language and grammar through a variety of activities. Continued exposure to a variety of new and familiar tenses and constructions in this class will help them become more skilled readers writers, speakers and listeners. Read, listen and watch a variety of French texts, audio selections, and programs about selected topics related to societal roles, exploration and travel, human rights, cuisine, future plans, and the environment in the Francophone world.

Course Prerequisite

Successful completion of French 2.

Enrollment Notes

This course may be eligible for college credit. Please see the French 3 teacher for details.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Initiate, participate in, and sustain conversations on a variety of studied topics.
  • Present information about studied topics in writing or in speaking.
  • Research and study selected topics related to societal roles, exploration and travel, human rights, cuisine, future plans, and the environment in the Francophone world.
  • Develop an understanding of how cultural perspectives influence cultural practices and cultural products.
  • Develop habits and strategies to be a successful language learner.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Lafayette High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels09, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language
College CreditYes
College Credit TypeDual Credit at UMSL: French 1002 (5 credits)

Course Description

French 4 is centered on thematic units in which students are exposed to French culture, language and grammar through a variety of activities. Students will be exposed to and produce longer and more sophisticated texts. Cultural activities embedded in this course are based upon the themes established by the College Board for their course in Advanced Placement French Language and Culture.

Course Prerequisite

Successful completion of French 3.


Enrollment Notes

This course may be eligible for college credit. Please see the French 4 teacher for details.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Read, listen and watch a variety of French texts, audio selections, and programs about selected topics related to housing, immigration, technology, beauty in Art, sports in today‚Äôs society, marketing and social media/the press in the Francophone world.
  • Initiate, participate in, and sustain conversations on a variety of studied topics, including current events.
  • Build upon prior knowledge of language structure in order to focus on acquiring literacy, communication, and critical thinking skills.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Lafayette High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels09, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language
College CreditYes
College Credit TypeAP

Course Description

AP French Language and Culture is designed to promote proficiency in French and to enable you to explore culture in contemporary and historical contexts. The course focuses on interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communication. Students will develop their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills while expanding their awareness of the cultural products, practices, and perspectives of the Francophone world. The AP French Language and Culture exam will focus on the following themes: Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics. These themes will be heavily integrated into the class to thoroughly prepare students for the examination. In addition to textbooks, materials might include websites, podcasts, films, newspapers, magazines and literature.

Course Prerequisite

Successful completion of French IV.

Enrollment Notes

This course may be eligible for college credit. Please see the AP French teacher for details.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Engages in spoken interpersonal communication.
  • Engages in written interpersonal communication.
  • Synthesizes information from a variety of authentic audio, visual, and audiovisual resources.
  • Synthesizes information from a variety of authentic written and print resources.
  • Plans, produces and presents spoken presentational communications.
  • Plans, produces and presents writtenpresentational communications.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels09, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated,
Online - Off Campus
Online Course TypeFirst Time Credit
Credit1.0 World Language

Course Description

German 1 is centered around thematic units to give students exposure to German culture, language and grammar through a variety of activities. Students will read, listen and watch a variety of German texts, audio selections, and programs related to food, family, travel, daily routines, entertainment and life in the German-speaking world. They will learn to initiate, participate in, and sustain short conversations on a variety topics in German. Written and spoken presentations will be a regular part of the learning experience. Throughout the year, students will develop an understanding of how cultural perspectives influence cultural practices and products as they research and study food, family, travel, daily routines, entertainment and life in the German-speaking word. They will also develop the habits and strategies of a successful language learner

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Initiate, participate in, and sustain short conversations on a variety topics.
  • Present information in writing or by speaking.
  • Research and study food, family, travel, daily routines entertainment and life in the German-speaking world.
  • Develop an understanding of how cultural perspectives influence cultural practices and products.
  • Develop the habits and strategies of a successful language learner.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels09, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language

Course Description

German 2 is an elective course for students who completed German 1. German 2 is centered on thematic units in which students are exposed to German culture, language and grammar through a variety of activities. Students will be exposed to a variety of new tenses and constructions in this class that will help them become more skilled readers, writers, speakers and listeners. Students will also read, listen and watch a variety of German texts, audio selections, and programs about selected topics related to modern communication and social media, mental and physical health, travel, and the German-speaking world.

Course Prerequisite

Passing grade in 7th Grade German 1 and 8th Grade German 1 or high school German 1.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Initiate, participate in, and sustain conversations on a variety of studied topics.
  • Present information about studied topics in writing or in speaking.
  • Research and study selected topics related to modern. communication and social media, mental and physical health, travel, and the German-speaking world.
  • Develop an understanding of how cultural perspectives influence cultural practices and cultural products.
  • Develop habits and strategies to be a successful language learner.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels09, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language
College CreditYes
College Credit TypeDual Credit at UMSL: German 1002 (5 credits)

Course Description

German 3 is an elective course for students who have completed German 1 and 2. German 3 is centered on thematic units in which students are exposed to German culture, language and grammar through a variety of activities. Continued exposure to a variety of new and familiar tenses and constructions in this class will help them become more skilled readers, writers, speakers and listeners.It is recommended that students with a C or better in German 2 continue their study in German 3.

Course Prerequisite

Successful completion of German 2.

Enrollment Notes

This course may be eligible for college credit. Please see the German 3 teacher for details.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Read, listen and watch a variety of German texts, audio selections, and programs about selected relevant topics and current events.
  • Initiate, participate in, and sustain conversations on a variety of studied topics.
  • Present information about studied topics in writing or in speaking.
  • Research and study selected topics which may include themes related to societal roles, exploration, cuisine, future plans, and the environment in the German-speaking world
  • Develop an understanding of how cultural perspectives influence cultural practices and cultural products.
  • Develop habits and strategies to be a successful language learner.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels09, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language
College CreditYes
College Credit TypeDual Credit at UMSL: German 1002 (5 credits)

Course Description

German 4 is an elective course for students who have completed German 3. It is recommended that students have earned a C or better in German 3 before continuing to German 4. German 4 is centered on thematic units in which students are exposed to German culture, language and grammar through a variety of activities. Students will be exposed to and produce longer and more sophisticated texts.

Course Prerequisite

Successful completion of German 3.

Enrollment Notes

This course may be eligible for college credit. Please see the German 4 teacher for details.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Read, listen and watch a variety of German texts, audio selections, and programs about selected topics and current events in the German-speaking world.
  • Build upon prior knowledge of language structure in order to focus on acquiring literacy, communication, and critical thinking skills.
  • Initiate, participate in, and sustain conversations on a variety of studied topics, including current events.
  • Present information about studied topics in writing or in speaking.
  • Research and study selected topics which may include themes related to societal roles, exploration, cuisine, future plans, and the environment in the German-speaking world.
  • Develop an understanding of how cultural perspectives influence cultural practices and cultural products.
  • Develop habits and strategies to be a successful language learner.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels09, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language
College CreditYes
College Credit TypeAP

Course Description

AP German Language and Culture is designed to promote proficiency in German and to enable you to explore culture in contemporary and historical contexts. The course focuses on interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communication. Students will develop their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills while expanding their awareness of the cultural products, practices, and perspectives of the German-speaking world. The AP German Language and Culture exam will focus on the following themes: Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics. These themes will be heavily integrated into the class to thoroughly prepare students for the examination. In addition to textbooks, materials might include websites, podcasts, films, newspapers, magazines and literature.

Course Prerequisite

Passing grade in German IV

Enrollment Notes

This course may be eligible for college credit. Please see the AP German teacher for details.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Engages in spoken interpersonal communication.
  • Engages in written interpersonal communication.
  • Synthesizes information from a variety of authentic audio, visual, and audiovisual resources.
  • Synthesizes information from a variety of authentic written and print resources.
  • Plans, produces and presents spoken presentational communications.
  • Plans,produces and presents writtenpresentational communications.

Course Details

Offered at
Marquette High
Grade Levels09, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language

Course Description

Latin1 introduces students to the elementary vocabulary and grammar of the Latin language and to ancient history, Greco-Roman mythology, and classical civilization through Latin readings and other resources.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Develop the ability to read Latin authors in the original language.
  • Make connections to English vocabulary and grammar and to modern culture
  • .Explore Roman Culture and History.

Course Details

Offered at
Marquette High
Grade Levels10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language

Course Description

Latin 2 continues their study of Latin vocabulary and grammar as well as classical civilization, ancient history, and mythology.Successful completion of this class fulfills the two years of World Language currently required for admission by many colleges and universities.Students should consult their institution of higher learning for specific requirements.

Course Prerequisite

Successful completion of Latin 1.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Develop the ability to read Latin authors in the original language.
  • Make connections to English vocabulary and grammar and to modern culture.
  • Explore Roman Culture and History.
  • Explore authentic Latin texts by a variety of authors.

Course Details

Offered at
Marquette High
Grade Levels11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language
College CreditYes
College Credit TypeDual Credit at SLU: LTN 1200 Latin Literature in Translation(3 credits)

Course Description

Latin 3 reinforces and expands student knowledge of the Roman world.Students will increase their understanding of Latin vocabulary and grammar with the goal of reading a variety of Roman authors of both prose and poetry.Texts become increasingly sophisticated in vocabulary, structure, and depth of meaning.The strong cultural component of the Latin sequence will continue with an emphasis on elaboration in readings.Students should consult their institution of higher learning for specific requirements.

Course Prerequisite

Successful completion of Latin 2.

Enrollment Notes

This course may be eligible for college credit. Please see the Latin teacher for details.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Develop the ability to read Latin authors in the original language.Make connections to English vocabulary and grammar and to modern culture.
  • Explore Roman Culture and History.
  • Explore authentic Latin texts by a variety of authors includingCaesar, Petronius, Pliny, Tacitus, Catullus, Vergil, Horace, Ovid, Martial.

Course Details

Offered at
Grade Levels12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language
College CreditYes
College Credit TypeDual Credit at SLU: LTN 2010 Latin Literature in Translation(3 credits)

Course Description

Students in this class will explore the culture and civilization of the Roman world by reading Latin authors in the original language.Students will read a variety of prose, poetry, or both.The texts used in this class will highlight grammar, vocabulary, and literary devices commonly used in Latin literature. In general, the reading sequence will correspond to the AP Latin exam or comparable authors but at a level commensurate with student ability.Guided independent study outside the classroom is strongly recommended for those students who wish to take the AP exam. Students should consult their institution of higher learningfor specific requirements.

Course Prerequisite

Successful completion of Latin 3.

Enrollment Notes

This course may be eligible for college credit. Please see the Latin teacher for details.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Read and comprehend Latin poetry and prose from selected authors with appropriate assistance.
  • Translate previously prepared Latin texts into English as literally as possible.
  • Relate the Latin texts to Roman historical, cultural, and literary contexts.
  • Analyze linguistic and literary features of one or more Latin texts.

Course Details

Offered at
Marquette High
Grade Levels12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language
College CreditYes
College Credit TypeAP

Course Description

AP Latin introduces two of the key figures in Roman History: Julius Caesar and Vergil. Through studying the writings and historical periods in which these two authors lived, AP Latin students will build upon their skills developed in previous Latin courses. A selection of writings from each author will be read in Latin, and additional selections from their works will be read in translation. Grammar, vocabulary, history, and culture will play a prominent role in the course. As students progress in reading, translating, understanding, and analyzing Caesar's Gallic War and Vergil's Aeneid, they will develop a greater sense of the Latin language and Roman culture. Students are expected, but not required to take the Advanced Placement Examination.

Course Prerequisite

Successful completion of Latin 3.

Enrollment Notes

If a student does not participate in the AP examination, this course is eligible for the Advanced Credit Course at St. Louis University, 1818 Program.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Read and comprehend Latin poetry and prose from selected authors with appropriate assistance.
  • Translate previously prepared Latin texts into English as literally as possible.
  • Relate the Latin texts to Roman historical, cultural, and literary contexts.
  • Analyze linguistic and literary features of one or more Latin texts.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Lafayette High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels09, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated,
Online - Off Campus
Online Course TypeFirst Time Credit
Credit1.0 World Language

Course Description

Spanish 1 is centered around thematic units to give students exposure to Spanish culture, language and grammar through a variety of activities. Students will read, listen and watch a variety of Spanish texts, audio selections, and programs related to food, family, travel, daily routines, entertainment and life in the Spanish-speaking world. They will learn to initiate, participate in, and sustain short conversations on a variety topics in Spanish. Written and spoken presentations will be a regular part of the learning experience. Throughout the year, students will develop an understanding of how cultural perspectives influence cultural practices and products as they research and study food, family, travel, daily routines, entertainment and life in the Spanish speaking word. They will also develop the habits and strategies of a successful language learner.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Initiate, participate in, and sustain short conversations on a variety topics.
  • Present information in writing or by speaking.
  • Research and study food, family, travel, daily routines entertainment and life in the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Develop an understanding of how cultural perspectives influence cultural practices and products.
  • Develop the habits and strategies of a successful language learner.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Lafayette High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels09, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated,
Online - Off Campus
Online Course TypeFirst Time Credit
Credit1.0 World Language

Course Description

Spanish 2 is an elective course for students who plan to study two or more years of a World Language. The course is centered around thematic units in which students are exposed to Spanish culture, language and grammar through a variety of activities. Students will read, listen and watch a variety of Spanish texts, audio selections, and programs about selected topics related to food, family, travel, daily routines, entertainment and life in the Spanish-speaking world.

Course Prerequisite

Passing grade in Spanish 1A/Spanish 1B or Spanish 1.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Initiate, participate in, and sustain short conversations on a variety topics.
  • Present information in writing or by speaking.
  • Research and study food, family, travel, daily routines entertainment and life in the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Develop an understanding of how cultural perspectives influence cultural practices and products.
  • Develop the habits and strategies of a successful language learner.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Lafayette High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels09, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language
College CreditYes
College Credit TypeDual Credit at UMSL: Spanish 1001 (5 credits)

Course Description

Spanish 3 is an elective course for students who have successfully completed Spanish 1 and 2 and wish to continue their development of communication skills in the Spanish language. Review of Spanish 2 grammatical structures and selected additional material will be covered. Emphasis is placed on the enhancement of speaking and writing in Spanish.

Course Prerequisite

Passing grade in Spanish 2

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Read, listen, watch, and then discuss a variety of authentic texts, audio selections, and programs about selected topics related to the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Initiate, participate in, and sustain conversations on a variety of topics.
  • Present information in written and spoken form about selected topics.
  • Independently research and study selected topics.
  • Deepen their understanding of how cultural perspectives influence cultural practices and cultural products.
  • Implement different language strategies to strengthen their communication skills.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Lafayette High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels09, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language
College CreditYes
College Credit TypeDual Credit at UMSL: Spanish 1002 (5 credits)

Course Description

Spanish 4 an elective course for students who have successfully completed Spanish 3, wishing to continue their pursuit of higher levels in Spanish study. The course will focus on the development of communicative skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing) and the growth of cultural knowledge.

Course Prerequisite

Passing grade in Spanish 3.

This course may be eligible for college credit. Please see the Spanish 4 teacher for details.

This course receives a weighted grade.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Read listen, watch, and then discuss a variety of authentic texts, audio selections, and programs about selected topics related to the Spanish-speaking world.
  • Initiate, participate in, and sustain conversations on a variety of topics.
  • Present information in written and spoken form about selected topics.
  • Independently research and study selected topics.
  • Deepen their understanding of how cultural perspectives influence cultural practices and cultural products.
  • Implement different language strategies to strengthen their communication skills.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Lafayette High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels09, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language
College CreditYes
College Credit TypeAP

Course Description

AP Spanish Language and Culture is designed to promote proficiency in Spanish and to enable you to explore culture in contemporary and historical contexts. The course focuses on interpersonal, interpretive and presentational communication. Students will develop their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills while expanding their awareness of the cultural products, practices, and perspectives of the Spanish-speaking world. The AP Spanish Language and Culture exam will focus on the following themes: Global Challenges, Science and Technology, Contemporary Life, Personal and Public Identities, Families and Communities, and Beauty and Aesthetics. These themes will be heavily integrated into the class to thoroughly prepare students for the examination. In addition to textbooks, materials might include websites, podcasts, films, newspapers, magazines and literature.

Course Prerequisite

Successful completion of Spanish 4

Enrollment Notes

This course may be eligible for college credit. Please see the AP Spanish teacher for details.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Engages in spoken interpersonal communication.
  • Engages in written interpersonal communication.
  • Synthesizes information from a variety of authentic audio, visual, and audiovisual resources.
  • Synthesizes information from a variety of authentic written and print resources.
  • Plans, produces and presents spoken presentational communications.
  • Plans, produces and presents writtenpresentational communications.

Course Details

Offered at
Marquette High
Grade Levels9, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language

Course Description

This class is designed for students who have some proficiency in Spanish, but have not received formal instruction in the language. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish in a variety of contexts. They will also learn about cultures of the Hispanic world, including their own.

Course Prerequisite

This class is for native students who have grown up in a Spanish speaking environment but have had no formal instruction in the language. Students need instructor permission to take the class and have taken a placement test prior to the start of the class.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Interpersonal Communication: Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
  • Interpretive Communication: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
  • Presentational Communication: Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers.
  • Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.
  • Relating Cultural Products to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied.

Course Details

Offered at
Marquette High
Grade Levels10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language

Course Description

This course is designed for high school students who have successfully completed Heritage Language Spanish 1, or who have a similar level of proficiency in Spanish. Students will continue to develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish in a variety of contexts. They will also explore Hispanic culture and history in more depth.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Interpersonal Communication: Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
  • Interpretive Communication: Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
  • Presentational Communication: Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers.
  • Relating Cultural Practices to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.
  • Relating Cultural Products to Perspectives: Learners use the language to investigate, explain, and reflect on the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Lafayette High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels09, 10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language

Course Description

American Sign Language (ASL) is an introduction to the most widely used sign language in the United States.Students will develop an understanding of the similarities and differences between the Deaf and Hearing communities. They will learn the fundamentals of ASL to provide them with the skills necessary to have everyday conversations and interactions and other ASL users. They will also learn about the American Deaf community and develop their language abilities by exploring a variety of thematic units.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Engage in conversations and correspondence in American Sign Language to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • Comprehend and interpret live and recorded American Sign Language on a variety of topics.
  • Present information, concepts, and ideas in American Sign Language to an audience of viewers ona variety of topics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of American Deaf culture.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of American Deaf culture.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Lafayette High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels10, 11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language

Course Description

American Sign Language 2 builds upon the communication skills and understandings developed in ASL 1.Students will continue to study the culture of the Deaf community by studying Deaf Space, Maintaining Physical Health, Maintaining Mental and Emotional Health, Travel and Tourism, Entertainment, and the Deaf World Past and Present. By the end of the course, they will be able to use ASL to communicate for a variety of purposes in a variety of context. They will also learn about signing symptoms and the Deaf communities around the world.

Course Prerequisite

Successful completion of American Sign Language 1.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Engage in conversations and correspondence in American Sign Language to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • Comprehend and interpret live and recorded American Sign Language on a variety of topics.
  • Present information, concepts, and ideas in American Sign Language to an audience of viewers ona variety of topics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of American Deaf culture.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of American Deaf culture.

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Lafayette High
Marquette High
Rockwood Summit High
Grade Levels11, 12
Course LengthYear
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit1.0 World Language

Course Description

American Sign Language 3 builds upon the communication skills and understandings developed in ASL 2. Students will begin to use more advanced ASL structures and syntax while: 1) Continuing their study of and expanding their understanding of the Deaf community through a variety of thematic units. 2) Using ASL to communicate for a variety of more complex purposes and contexts. 3) Making deeper connections to their prior knowledge about ASL and Deaf culture.

Course Prerequisite

Successful completion of ASL 2.

Enrollment Notes

Successful completion of ASL 2.

Expected Course Outcomes

  • Students use American Sign Language to engage in conversations and provide information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
  • Students comprehend and interpret live and recorded American Sign Language on a variety of topics.
  • Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of viewers in American Sign Language

Course Details

Offered at
Eureka High
Marquette High
Grade Levels10, 11, 12
Course LengthSemester
Delivery MethodTraditional Seated
Credit0.5 World Language

Course Description

Introduction to Classical Mythologyis designed for students who wish to explore the world of classical mythology. It begins by acquainting them with the nature of myth or the traditional stories by which a people define their world and affirm its shared values. Students will explore some methods by which these tales can be interpreted. Finally, students will meet those gods and heroes through original authors in translation and visual depictions from ancient artwork. This course is reading and writing intensive. The focus is on Greek and Roman mythology, but other traditions may be studied.