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High School - World Languages

Graduation Requirements

2 credits of the same World Language (3 recommended)  

Faculty 

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Spanish 
Señora Wilson
French 
Mme. Mansure

Academic Progression 

Stargate is building its course catalog to meet Colorado Department of Education requirements, and refining based on student interests and course requests. Plans reflect the entrance requirements of many colleges and universities as well best practices in designing a strong, academic high school curriculum. See Course Progression graphic on this page for more information, or download Stargate's Academic Planning Guide.

Note: 9th grade courses will be offered in 2015-16. As Stargate High School expands, more courses will be added.

Sample Course Offerings - Spanish 

Spanish I
1 Credit, Not Weighted
Prerequisite: None
This course is an introduction to the language and culture. Emphasis is on developing skills such as listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Basic grammar is introduced through conversation. This course involves individual work, small group work, and course participation in order to build these language skills. 

Spanish II
1 Credit, Not Weighted
Prerequisite: None
This course will continue to build on the skills developed in Spanish I: speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension. Class participation, individual work, and group work remain the focus of the course. Additionally, the course introduces new grammatical structures, tenses, and vocabulary. The course is conducted in Spanish and students are expected to speak the target language during the class. Students have ample opportunity to speak in the target language by means of oral exercises from the text, conversational opportunities with the teacher and other members of the class, and frequent paired and grouped activities. By the year’s end, the student will be expected hold general conversations, speak in a comprehensible fashion, and understand what s/he hears. The student will be able to use, in speaking and writing, the present tense, and both past tenses. The students will be able to use both the regular and irregular verbs in these tenses, as well as have a mastery of object pronouns, reflexive verbs, and stem-changing verbs. By the end of this course, students will be able to understand a native speaker speaking in several different situations. They will be able to participate in a more thorough conversation, begin to express their opinions, and ask others for further information. 

Sample Course Offerings - French 

French 1 A/B/C-Middle School
1 Credit, Not Weighted
Prerequisite: None
This course is an introduction to the language and culture.  Emphasis is on developing skills such as listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. French 1A is offered first semester and French 1B is offered second semester, as a continuation.  Students will learn basic grammar through conversation along with cultural information and they will also make connections with their other content areas.  French 1 A/B involves individual work, small group work, storytelling and vigorous class participation in order to build these language skills.  The classroom instruction incorporates Gifted Best Practices to differentiate instruction for all learners.  Instruction will also follow State Standards and ACTFL World Language Modes of Communication:  Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational modes to become proficient in the target language.


French 1 High School
1 Credit, Not Weighted
Prerequisite: None
This course is an introduction to the language and culture which moves at a quicker pace than the Middle School French 1 A/B class. This is a full year course.  Emphasis is on developing skills such as listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will learn basic grammar through conversation along with cultural information and they will also make connections with their other content areas.  French 1 involves individual work, small group work, storytelling and vigorous class participation in order to build these language skills.  The classroom instruction incorporates Gifted Best Practices to differentiate instruction for all learners.  Instruction will also follow State Standards and ACTFL World Language Modes of Communication:  Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational modes to become proficient in the target language.


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