Spanish Language Instruction

Skinner Middle School offers two tracks of Spanish language instruction taught by two full-time Spanish teachers.
The first track is Spanish for Heritage/Dual-Language Speakers (SHS). In 6th grade, students who have never had a formal Spanish class before, but have been exposed to the language (parents/ grandparents at home speak Spanish) will take SHS-1A. Students who have had Spanish classes (dual language programs, TINLI school, schooling in Mexico etc.) will go in to SHS-1B. See the progressions below.
The second track is Spanish for Second Language Learners. In 6th grade, students who have never had a formal Spanish class before will take 1A. Students who have had Spanish classes (Spanish as a Special, after school Spanish classes, etc.) will take 1B. See the progressions below.
The progression is as follows:
  • SHS-1A > SHS-1B > SHS-2 > Skinner SHS-3 > potential of AP Spanish / THIRD Language in HS
  • 1A > 1B > 2 > Skinner 3 > potential of AP Spanish / THIRD Language in HS
Our Spanish 3 classes (both second language and SHS) will be a hybrid, preparing students for Spanish Literature classes and/or AP Spanish courses in High School. We aim to accelerate those students who have had Spanish, so they can take AP Spanish (for college credit) as Freshmen and/or Sophomores, and then more on to a acquiring a THIRD language.
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