• (LOTE: LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH)
    Foreign Language/World Language

    Ninth grade students who have not completed the two-year sequence AND have not passed the Checkpoint A exam in grade eight must successfully complete the course in high school to meet NYS graduation requirements. Students who fail the exam will take the ninth grade level 1 course for one high school credit. The goal of the Language Department is to have all students continue their language experiences beyond that first level.   

    After the third level of language, another comprehensive exam, Checkpoint B will be used as the final exam.  This exam will comprise of level one, level two, and level three content.  Upon successful completion of Checkpoint B, students are encouraged to continue in the higher levels of language learning; level four and level five.


    AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE
    The course material includes the learning and history of the Deaf Culture, finger spelling, vocabulary, numbers, and daily life communication. Students will know the basic vocabulary and basic grammar skills for communication. Students will be able to make introductions and share personal information about self, family, basic desires and interest. Students will be able to sign about their surroundings by giving and receiving directions as well as sharing about where they lives. Students will be able to use the basic signs to establish and maintain a conversation and a relationship. Students will learn about the Deaf Community and the history behind American Sign Language.


    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: R


    SENECA I
    This course develops comprehension and conversational skills in the Seneca language.  Students will be able to communicate using the Seneca language.  Emphasis will be placed on using the Seneca alphabet to read and write the language.  Iroquois traditions will be studied. 


    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: R


    SENECA II
    Seneca II is a concentration of advanced conversational skills with emphasis on Seneca/Iroquois culture.  Students will continue to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills at an advanced level. 


    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Seneca I
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: R


    SENECA III
    Student’s work on advanced Seneca grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension according to the learning standards mandated by the New York State Syllabus.  A comprehensive exam that covers content from level II, III, and I will be required at the end of this course.  Seneca/Iroquois culture is incorporated in all areas.


    Grade: 10, 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Seneca II
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: R+


    SENECA IV
    Students will focus on traditional lessons (traditional gardening, clothing, tools, and crafts) and Seneca philosophies with an emphasis on language immersion through listening and speaking in the form of authentic language experiences.


    Grade: 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Seneca III and passing Checkpoint B exam
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: R+


    SENECA V
    Students will continue their lessons on the Seneca traditions and Seneca philosophies.  An emphasis will be placed on traditional speeches used in the Seneca community.


    Grade: 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Seneca IV
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: R+


    SPANISH I
    Students develop the skills necessary to read, write, speak and listen in Spanish at a beginner level.  The goal of this class is to be able to form simple sentences in order to communicate at a basic level.


    Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: None
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: R


    SPANISH II 
    This is an intermediate course in which students begin to learn grammar at a more advanced level, such as communicating in the past tense.  Students will continue to build on their vocabulary, listening, reading and writing abilities through more informal as well as formal communicative interactions.  A more student centered approach will be taken, in which students will begin writing more fluid sentences, paragraphs and essays in Spanish on their own.   Emphasis will be placed on reading for comprehension, as students continue to develop their vocabulary and begin reading longer passages in Spanish.

    Grade: 10, 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish I
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: R


    SPANISH III
    Students deepen their understanding of Spanish by focusing further on the communicative aspect of the language in the areas of speaking, reading, writing and listening.  They will communicate with others through more informal speaking and writing interactions and express their thoughts and opinions in both formal and informal spoken and written contexts.  Students are expected to be actively engaged in their learning, using correct vocabulary terms and phrases naturally and incorporating a wide range of grammatical concepts consistently while speaking and writing in Spanish.  The course is conducted mostly in Spanish. 


    Grade: 10, 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish II
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: R+


    SPANISH IV 
    This is an advanced course for those students looking to sharpen their skills in the four areas of language learning: reading, writing, listening and speaking.  Students will develop advanced grammar skills and continue to strengthen their vocabulary through formal and informal instruction.  Students will read several short stories in Spanish, in which there will conduct informal discussions.  Students will also identify literary elements within those stories, compare and contrast and analyze the works through formal and informal writing and essays.  Students will gain knowledge of culture in Latin America but also of the diversity within it.  This course is conducted mostly in Spanish.  

    Grade: 11, 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish III and passing Checkpoint B exam.
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: R+


    SPANISH V 
    This advanced course is intended for students who are ready to learn Spanish at the college level.  This course is a continuation of Spanish IV, as students will continue to build advanced grammar skills and widen their vocabulary range.  Students will engage in authentic short stories and readings that delve into Latin American culture.  We will discuss, analyze and compare works through informal and formal conversations as well as writings (essays, short answer responses, etc.).  Students will also continue to identify literary elements within these stories and use their knowledge of such to create their own short stories.  Readings will not only consist of short stories but other authentic texts, such as newspapers and magazines.  Students will come prepared to class to discuss these texts.  Class will be conducted mostly in Spanish and students will be expected to speak Spanish in class with little to no use of English. 

    Grade: 12
    Length: 40 weeks
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish IV
    Credit: 1.0
    Level: R+