To develop an appreciation, tolerance and understanding of other cultures
and those different than ourselves
To encourage life-long interest and love for world languages and cultures;
To help eliminate racism, prejudice, and bias
To cultivate the ability to communicate with a range of people
To develop 21st century global citizens
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