Each year, Crews Middle School invites a select group of rising 7th grade students to participate in a two-yearlong 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.
2022-2023 Recommendation Requirements
The following criteria are considered for the 2022 Two-Yearlong Spanish class selection for rising 7th graders:
- All As & Bs fall semester of 6th grade
- Highly motivated (current teachers will complete a recommendation for all applicants)
There are only 33 spaces in this course, all of which require students to meet the above criteria. If more than 33 students apply and meet the criteria, then students will be chosen based on a lottery.