Course Offerings

WORLD LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT    

Course Offerings Within 

Pascack Valley and Pascack Hills 

 
*Highlighted courses are available to 9th-grade students 
  • Chinese I, French I, Italian I, Spanish I: No Prerequisites*
  • Chinese II, French II, Italian II & Spanish II: Successfully passing Level I and/or results of 8th-grade placement exam
  • Chinese III, IV & V, Spanish III, IV & V, French  III, IV, & V, & Italian III, IV & V: successfully passing previous levels of language
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers I & II: Available only to Heritage Speakers of the Spanish Language, please email Ms. Rodriguez (nrodriguez@pascack.org) 
  • Honors Chinese II, Honors French II, Honors Italian II & Honors Spanish II: Passing of Honors placement exam (given at middle school) with a B or better
  • Honors Chinese III, Honors French III, Honors Italian III, Honors Spanish III : passing Honors II course with a B- or better/teacher recommendation
  • Honors Chinese IV, Honors French IV, Honors Italian IV, Honors Spanish IV: passing Honors III course with a B- or better/ teacher recommendation
  • Students wishing to move from the CP track to Honors track in Spanish, French, Italian or Chinese must show proficiency through a series of placement exams. This must be discussed with their current World Language teacher, World Language supervisor, guidance counselor and parents. 
  • AP French, AP Italian, AP Spanish: successfully passing Honors French IV, Honors Italian IV or Honors Spanish IV and teacher/supervisor recommendation

Please note:  

*For those entering freshmen considering Chinese I, we suggest that students must be highly motivated, have good study skills, and have successfully passed, with a B+ or better, another language at the middle school level.

**Entering freshmen who have begun Chinese at the middle school will need to take a placement test in order to determine their enrollment in Chinese I, Chinese II or Honors Chinese II. A self-nomination form is required for 8th graders interested in Honors Chinese II. 
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