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Beginning a Second Foreign Language

Department: Modern and Classical Languages
Length: 2 Semesters

Students with an exceptional proficiency in their first foreign language and a high GPA overall are invited to begin a second foreign language along with the first or after completing their language requirement. If a student opts to begin a second language before completing his requirement, he will continue his first language at least to level III attainment. He may drop his second language at the end of any academic year if he so chooses. Students with two languages simultaneously make a schedule adjustment with the Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs and/or their Counselor. Each student’s schedule is handled on an individual basis. This usually involves some required summer school course to satisfy all his graduation requirements. The departmental requirement remains the same for the student who has two languages; that is, he must attain competency in level III of the first language as his graduation requirement.