2020 - 2021 Courses
Spanish 2 (periods 1, 4, and 6)
Spanish 3 (periods 7 and 9)
Spanish 5 (period 3)
In the junior high grades 7 and 8, PPCSD offers a program of instruction in Spanish which enables students to attain a level of proficiency in Spanish consistent with checkpoint A as defined by the New York State Education Department. If the student is successful, a high school credit in Spanish is awarded and the student may advance to further study in the language. If a student needs more study before advancing, a Spanish 1 course may be taken in the 9th grade. One high school credit is required to graduate from high school (unless student is exempt).
In the senior high grades 9 and 10, the Spanish 2 and Spanish 3 courses are focused on developing the four skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening that were introduced in the junior high grades. The goal is to increase the student's ability to read, speak, write about, and listen to information concerned with the student's life and that of family, friends, and acquaintances. The cultures of the Spanish-speaking world will be an important part of the language study. At the end of 10th grade, an exam is generally given to assess the student's language skills at Checkpoint B. Three high school credits are required for the Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation. It should also be noted that many colleges and universities have entrance requirements that mention languages other than English. Students should speak with the Guidance Department for more information.
In the senior high grades 11 and 12, the Spanish 4 and Spanish 5 courses are focused on further refining the student's language skills as well as introducing more advanced verb tenses and grammatical structures. Current events, music, and literature of the Spanish-speaking world will be featured in these courses. Projects will allow students to demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the language and the countries where it is spoken.
All Spanish classes at PPCSD use the VOCES textbook. Grades 7,8, and 9 use the Novice book. Grades 10, 11, and 12 use the Intermediate book. The VOCES text is fully digital, however the content can be printed if necessary. Instructions will be given to students about the login procedure and using the textbook on their PPCSD laptop computers.
Learning Management System:
All Spanish classes at PPCSD use Google Classroom as the learning management system for our courses. Students will use Google Classroom for viewing assignments and submitting their work. Assessments may be given as well. Assignments will be returned to students with any teacher feedback via Google Classroom. During any point in the school year where instruction is not taking place in the school building, classes will be conducted using Google Meet according to the schedule issued by the high school office.