to develop 21st century global citizens;
to develop an appreciation, tolerance and understanding of other cultures;
to help eliminate racism, prejudice, and bias by understanding those different than ourselves;
to encourage life-long interest and love for world languages and cultures;
to cultivate the ability to communicate with a range of people by developing linguistic proficiency.
WHAT IS THE ELEMENTARY FLEX PROGRAM?
The curriculum uses the Understanding by Design (UbD) approach and is organized in thematic units to provide meaningful context for academic and cultural content, address national and state standards and assure that students are 21st century college-, careers- and world-ready. We offer French, German and Spanish classes to all the students at Upper Middle School. Classes meet every other day, for 84 minutes. The Upper Middle School curriculum seeks to provide an appropriate transition between elementary language exposure to deeper levels of language study at the secondary school level.
ESTABLISHED GOALS: STATE AND NATIONAL STANDARDS