World Language

Students with college interests should make every effort to complete at least three sequential years of one World Language. Students who are planning to attend a college or university should seek out the specific entrance and exit requirements.

Students who demonstrate proficiency in one language should consider:

  • taking advanced levels of a first-world language
  • adding a second world language in 10th or 11th grade

Seal of Biliteracy

The World Language Department strongly encourages students to aim to earn the Seal of Biliteracy on their diploma and transcript through the study of a language other than English due to the benefits for both college and career opportunities after graduation. Our World Language Department helps prepare students to earn the Seal of Biliteracy by creating skill-based activities and assessments in a language other than English. 


**Beginning with the graduating class of 2024, students who complete grade 7 world language and complete and pass the same world language (e.g., Spanish and Spanish) in grade 8 at William J. Johnston Middle School will earn 1.0 World Language credit towards graduation.