Each year, Crews Middle School invites a select group of rising 7th grade students to participate in a year-long high school level Spanish connections class. This class is designed for students to complete half of Level I Spanish in the seventh grade and the second half in eighth grade. Students who successfully complete Level I Spanish in eighth grade will be eligible to earn a Carnegie Unit (high school credit). Students will need to pass the course as well as take the Level 1 Spanish exam which includes a speaking and a writing performance assessment.
The Spanish connections class is a rigorous high school level course that is a two year commitment. Once the student has been placed in the class, the student will NOT be allowed to drop the year-long Spanish class. Students who have year-long Band, Orchestra, or Chorus and meet the eligibility requirements can be invited to sign up for Spanish. All students who meet the criteria will be eligible to have their names put into a lottery for selection to be invited.
For the 2019-20 school year, the criteria for the lottery will be:
- Students who have all A’s in academic classes for their 6th grade year.
- Students who have a verbal CogAT score of 108 or higher on the 5th grade CogAT.
- Students who receive a positive recommendation from their 6th grade Language Arts teacher.