Welcome to the World Language Page
El Departamento de Lenguas Extranjeras de Harbor High Program Information:
World language constitutes an important part in the liberal arts
education. The resultant fluency in the language improves job
opportunities, both in the United States and abroad. Taking world
langauges at the higher levels also strengthens the transcript of high
school work when applying to a university and is good preparation for
the S.A.T. foreign language exam.
Freshmen with some prior experience, may enter at the Spanish 2. An
assessment is typically given to provide feedback to students on their
readiness to be successful in Spanish 2 or higher.
Spanish for Spanish Speakers (español)
- Spanish 1
- Spanish 2
- Spanish 3
- AP Spanish
- Spanish Speakers 1
- Spanish Speakers 2
- AP Spanish
Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of foreign language study does my student need for college admission?
UC and CSU systems require a minimum of two consecutive years in the
same language; however, three or four are recommended for competitive
programs of entry. Private universities have their own requirements.
Where should my student be placed?
no prior experience, students should start in Spanish 1. With one to
two years of an exploratory middle school program, students may enter
into Spanish 1 or Spanish 2. An assessment is administered in the
spring at B40 and Shoreline Middle Schools to those enrolled in such
courses to provide the student and parent with feedback regarding the
student's readiness to enter into Spanish 2. A score of 70% or above is
recommended for students to start in Spanish 2.
What if my student has been a part of a language program outside of SCCS?
assessments can be administered upon request which are available
through the WL Department or by Harbor High’s Counseling Department.
We speak Spanish at home. Should my student take a Spanish for Spanish-Speakers course?
- Yes, if your student began schooling in a Spanish-speaking country.
- Yes, if s/he speaks Spanish frequently, has good listening skills, and can read and write some Spanish.
if your student is more English dominant and cannot read/write simple
texts in Spanish, or cannot converse or understand native speakers with
- Student should take the assessment to determine proper placement (Contact Anne Cappiello above for more info.)