The New York State learning standards for
Languages Other Than English form the basis for the Spanish program. The
basic language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing are
presented. In addition, the program fosters an awareness of and
appreciation for Hispanic culture.
The study of Spanish begins in grade 7 and continues in grade 8. The program is designed so that, upon graduation, the 8th
grade students will have completed one full year of Spanish. A variety
of audio and visual materials are incorporated into the program. At the
end of grade 8 the students are administered the New York State Second
Language Proficiency examination.