• New York Sate Seal of Biliteracy

    Students enrolled in AP Latin, AP Spanish or French 5H can earn the New York Sate Seal of Bilteracy during their senior year and completing certain course requirements as well as a projet in both their English and Foreign Language class. Find out more at http://www.nysed.gov/bilingual-ed/schools/new-york-state-seal-biliteracy-nyssb

     

    French 1 Regents

    This course emphasizes the development of functional conversational skills in every day topical situations. In addition, a study of the important grammatical structures as well as enrichment materials are incorporated into the course. 
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    NYS Proficiency

     French 2 Regents

    Students learn to understand and speak French in the kind of situation that they would meet if they were traveling or studying in a French speaking country. Students read selections that present a variety of French cultural experiences. Students use vocabulary in communicative activities, projects, note writing and master the use of present, past and simple future tenses.
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    School exam
    Prerequisite: French 1R or teacher recommendation with summer packet.

    French 3 Regents

    French 3R synthesizes the elements of the language taught previously and expands to include new structures and vocabulary components. French 3R focuses on developing greater competency in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in the language.  Students will meet Checkpoint B (traditionally the “Competency” Regents exam) of Modern Language Standards.  This course is a step towards earning the New York State Seal of Biliteracy, which may be earned upon completing French 5 Honors.
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    School exam
    Prerequisite: French 2R

    French 4 Honors (French 112 - SUNY)

    This Advanced Studies course, in partnership with SUNY-ECC, allows students to earn 3.5 credits for a college level course, French 112. The objectives of this course are to develop extensive French vocabulary and conversational skills, while reinforcing the fundamentals of French grammar. There is great emphasis on studying the cultures of the French-speaking world through exploration of literature and language studies. Students actively learn through projects and presentations in various cultural units. This course is a step towards earning the New York State Seal of Biliteracy, which may be earned upon completing French 5 Honors.
    Grades 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of CHS credit. Students earn 3.5 credits that are transferable to any SUNY school. ECC tuition approximate cost $306.00
    School exam
    Prerequisite: French 3R & teacher recommendation

    French 5 Honors (French 205 - SUNY)

    This advanced studies course, in partnership with SUNY-ECC, allows students to earn 3 credits for a college level course, French 205. The objectives of this course are to strengthen the four key skills in language usage: reading, writing, listening and speaking. This senior-level course prepares enthusiastic students for future opportunities in French or allows individuals pursing other career fields to save both time and money by working toward college graduation requirements while still in high school. Projects, readings and class discussions involving both classic literature and current topics will allow students to further communication abilities and French language and cultural knowledge. Students who complete this course and the other requirements may earn the New York State Seal of Biliteracy.
    Grades 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of CHS credit. Students earn 3 credits that are transferable to any SUNY school. ECC tuition approximate cost $264.00
    School exam
    Prerequisite: French 4H & teacher recommendation

     Latin 1 Regents

    This course exposes students to the language, culture and history of the Romans. An introduction to the language emphasizes comprehension of the Latin language by reading it and thus understanding the social and political history of the Romans.  A primary focus is the improvement of students’ English vocabulary, as 60% of English words are derived from Latin.
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    NYS Proficiency

    Latin 2 Regents

    Emphasis in this course is placed on learning additional language elements and increasing skills. A primary focus is the improvement of students’ English vocabulary, as 60% of English words are derived from Latin.  Comprehension of grammar functions, reading comprehension, and expansion of vocabulary are vital goals for reading and understanding Latin and their connections to our modern world.  Selections from Roman mythology and history provide a closer view of our Latin heritage.
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    School exam
    Prerequisite: Latin 1R or teacher recommendation with summer packet.

    Latin 3 Regents

    Latin 3R synthesizes the elements of the language taught previously and expands to include new structures and vocabulary components. Since a comprehension of written Latin material is a primary objective, Latin 3R focuses on developing greater competency in reading the language. Emphasis is placed on increasing awareness of word derivatives, Latin phrases and abbreviations in daily use. Students should expect to learn Latin roots and increase their English vocabulary.  SAT-style vocabulary will be an emphasis of Latin 3.  The major personalities and achievements of the Romans are presented in readings from various authors. This course is a step towards earning the New York State Seal of Biliteracy, which may be earned upon completing Advanced Placement Latin.
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    School exam
    Prerequisite: Latin 2R

    Latin 4 Regents

    The three great epic poems of antiquity - Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey and The Aeneid of Vergil - are introduced in a curriculum emphasizing advanced Latin grammar, literary themes and technique, and the early history of classical archeology and civilization. Highlights of the Iliad and Odyssey are read in Latin translation. In the third and fourth quarter, portions of the first book of The Aeneid are translated from the original Latin text. Throughout the course, a variety of supplementary materials are used to enrich each study, including films, documentaries, selected readings in mythology, literature, criticism, and archeology. Attention is also placed on the continued study of derivations in preparation for the SAT exam.
    Grades 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    Final project or exam
    Prerequisite: Latin 3R

    Latin 4 Honors

    This course emphasizes advanced language skills in direct preparation for the Latin Advanced Placement Vergil course. Students are expected to master vocabulary and grammar learned in the previous three years of language study. The Roman epic, The Aeneid of Vergil, will be introduced with emphasis on its literary position in the genre of world literature, figures of speech, and grammatical structures as found in selected passages. Students gain additional insight into English world derivation and SAT preparation. This course is recommended for those students who wish to pursue A.P. credit the following year. This course is a step towards earning the New York State Seal of Biliteracy, which may be earned upon completing Advanced Placement Latin.
    Grades 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    School exam
    Prerequisite: Latin 3R & teacher recommendation

    Advanced Placement Latin

    In preparation for the Advanced Placement examination, students read parts of the original Latin books I, II, IV, and VI of Vergil’s Aeneid and books I, II, V and VI of Caesar's De Bello Gallico. Students read selections in English from the remaining parts of these literary works. Students will spend time mastering vocabulary, grammar, and morphology of the Latin language. Themes to be studied include war and empire, leadership, Roman values, history and poetry. Students who complete this course and the other requirements may earn the New York State Seal of Biliteracy.
    Grade 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    A.P. exam ($99.00)and School exam or project
    Prerequisite: Latin 4H recommended

    Spanish 1 Regents

    This course emphasizes the development of functional conversational skills in every day topical situations. In addition, a study of the important grammatical structures as well as enrichment materials are incorporated into the course. 
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    NYS Proficiency

    Spanish 2 Regents

    Students learn to understand and speak Spanish in the kind of real life situation that they would meet if they were traveling or studying in some Spanish speaking country, seeking information or exchanging opinions on concrete topics. Students read selections that show the diversity of the countries in the Spanish speaking world. Students use vocabulary in communicative activities, projects, note writing and master the use of present, past and future tenses.
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    School exam
    Prerequisite: Spanish 1R or teacher recommendation with summer packet.

    Spanish 3 Regents

    Spanish 3R synthesizes the elements of the language taught previously and expands to include new structures and vocabulary components. Spanish 3R focuses on developing greater competency in reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in the language. Students will meet Checkpoint B (traditionally the “Competency” Regents exam) of Modern Language Standards.  This course is a step towards earning the New York State Seal of Biliteracy, which may be earned upon completing Advanced Placement Spanish Language.
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    School exam
    Prerequisite: Spanish 2R

    Spanish 4 Regents

    This course is for students who want to continue their Spanish language studies and have passed the Checkpoint B Assessment in level three. The objectives of this course are to develop extensive Spanish vocabulary and conversational skills, while reinforcing the fundamentals of Spanish grammar acquired in the first three years of Spanish study. There is great emphasis on studying the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world using the communicative goals of speaking, reading, writing and listening. Students actively learn through reading literature and authentic materials while completing projects and presentations in various cultural units. This course is strongly encouraged for students planning on attending college to keep their language skills strong and up to date.
    Grades 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    Final Project
    Prerequisite: Spanish 3R

    Spanish 4 Honors

    This course emphasizes advanced language skills in direct preparation for the Spanish Advanced Placement course. Students are expected to master vocabulary and grammar learned in the previous three years of language study. This course is recommended for those students who wish to pursue AP credit the following year by taking the AP Spanish Language and Culture course or for those students who want a challenging college-like course experience in Spanish. This course is a step towards earning the New York State Seal of Biliteracy, which may be earned upon completing Advanced Placement Spanish Language.
    Grades 11, 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    Local exam
    Prerequisite: Spanish 3R & teacher recommendation

    AP Spanish

    AP Spanish Language and Culture emphasizes advanced language skills across the three modes of communication with the goal of mastering speaking, reading, listening, writing and vocabulary recall in preparation for the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam in May. The course is conducted entirely in Spanish by both instructor and student.  Oral communication will be conducted on a daily basis to strengthen listening comprehension, pronunciation and conversation skills.  Overall, the AP Spanish Language and Culture course emphasizes the use of language for active communication. Since it is a college credit course (equivalent to junior year) it will be conducted as such and students will be exposed to college level experiences, requirements, procedures, etc.  Students who complete this course and the other requirements may earn the New York State Seal of Biliteracy.
    Grade 12
    Full year subject
    1 unit of credit
    A.P. exam ($99.00) and Final project
    Prerequisite: Spanish 4H
    recommended