Lewisville ISD provides an opportunity for students to continue their Spanish language development from elementary into middle school with the Advanced Spanish Language Program.
The Advanced Spanish Language Program in middle school extends students’ proficiency in all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Successful completion of these courses fulfills the high school graduation requirement for World Languages.
Only students who have successfully participated in an uninterrupted sequence of language learning in elementary Dual Language, Spanish Immersion programs, or are native/heritage Spanish speakers with a level of language proficiency can participate in the Advanced Spanish Language Program.
The Advanced Spanish Language Program currently consists of the following middle school course sequence:
- 6th Grade - Spanish 2 Pre-AP Spanish Language and Culture
- 7th Grade - Spanish 3 Pre-AP Spanish Language and Culture
- 8th Grade - Spanish 4 AP Language and Culture
While the goal of the program is to provide an opportunity to continue Spanish learning, these courses also provide a solid foundation for students who choose to take the Advanced Placement (AP) exam in eighth grade. Upon successful completion of the AP exam, students will have the opportunity to earn college credit and can begin learning a third language or continue to take an additional level of AP Spanish in high school.
The following middle schools offer Pre-AP and/or AP Spanish courses:
- Arbor Creek Middle School
- Creek Valley Middle School
- DeLay Middle School
- Durham Middle School
- Forestwood Middle School
- Griffin Middle School
- Hedrick Middle School
- Huffines Middle School
- Killian Middle School
- Lakeview Middle School
- Lamar Middle School (2019-2020)
Did you know students can earn a performance acknowledgment upon graduation in bilingualism and biliteracy?
A performance acknowledgment is an opportunity for students to earn an additional acknowledgment on their transcript for outstanding performance in bilingualism and biliteracy. Below are the guidelines from the Texas Education Agency for students to meet in order to earn this performance acknowledgment:
A student may earn a performance acknowledgment by demonstrating proficiency in accordance with local school district grading policy in two or more languages by completing all English language arts requirements and maintaining a minimum grade point average (GPA) of the equivalent of 80 on a scale of 100 and satisfying one of the following:
- completion of a minimum of three credits in the same language in a language other than English with a minimum GPA of the equivalent of 80 on a scale of 100; or
- demonstrated proficiency in the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Level IV or higher in a language other than English with a minimum GPA of the equivalent of 80 on a scale of 100; or
- completion of at least three credits in foundation subject area courses in a language other than English with a minimum GPA of 80 on a scale of 100; or
- demonstrated proficiency in one or more languages other than English through one of the following methods: a score of 3 or higher on a College Board AP exam for a language other than English; or a score of 4 or higher on an IB exam for a higher-level languages other than English course; or performance on a national assessment of language proficiency in a language other than English of at least Intermediate High or its equivalent