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Criteria for Acceleration

Advancing from Italian 1 to Italian 3:

A student qualifies for Italian 3 as a sophomore if she has a 97% GPA in Italian 1 after the final exam.

 

Advancing from Italian 2 to Italian 4/5: 

A student qualifies for Italian 4/5 as a junior if:

  • she has a minimum of an 85% cumulative GPA after semester 1 of sophomore year
  • she is in the Italian Honor Society
  • she attends the weekly mandatory FLACS preparation classes from March to June
  • she obtains a minimum of an 85% on the FLACS Checkpoint B Italian exam in June

 

Enrolling in Spanish 4 Native  Speaker: 

A native Spanish speaker may enroll in Spanish 4 Native speaker  ASPN 105 if is she:
  • has been evaluated,  and approved, by the current Spanish teacher,  instructor of ASPN 105, and the Department Chair
  • is a sophomore who has a minimum of  a 93% cumulative GPA, a recommendation letter from the current Spanish teacher,  the teacher of ASPN 105, and the guidance counselor 
  • is a junior and she has a minimum of an 85% cumulative GPA
  • has 0 to 2 years of formal Spanish education at the high school level 

 

Native Spanish Speaker in Italian Program: 

A native Spanish speaker may enroll in both Italian and Spanish classes and obtain two "Seals of Biliteracy " if she:
  • is evaluated by the Department Chair
  • enrolls in Italian 1 as a freshman
  • obtains a minimum of an 85% GPA at the end of sophomore year 
  • enrolls in no more than 2 years of high school Spanish
  • enrolls in both Italian  4/5 and Spanish 4 ASPN  105 by senior year
  • completes the foreign language and English requirements for the "Seals of Biliteracy " by April of senior year
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