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International Spanish Academy
8th Grade Parent/Student Night
Walton High School
Lecture Hall – Information Center
February 8, 2018 6:30 p.m.
The International Spanish Academy (ISA) at Walton High School is a very rigorous dual language program in Spanish and English offered through the collaboration of Walton High School with the Ministry of Education of Spain. ISA students take four years of intensive Spanish at Walton and five Honors or AP content courses in the area of Humanities that include a delivery component in Spanish. Approximately 30% of an ISA student’s overall coursework at Walton is conducted in Spanish. For full participation in the ISA, the ISA graduates will earn a diploma from Walton and from the Ministry of Education of Spain.
Successful ISA students love Spanish, they want to be proficient speakers of this wonderful language and they want to learn about the interesting cultures of the many Spanish speaking countries. ISA students are very interested in the Humanities. In the Spanish courses you may learn about music, dance, geography, history, and more. The content area ISA courses will be in the area of History, Government, Economics, English composition and literature. The ISA students are writers. They are critical thinkers. They love a challenge. They are self-motivated learners. They form study groups. They ask questions. They listen. Do you fit this profile?
If our ISA sounds interesting to you, please work very hard this year to earn the recommendation of your Spanish teacher to be a candidate for this academy. To be eligible to apply, you must also earn a recommendation to take Honors 9th grade English Literature and AP Human Geography. Students who are learning Spanish as a foreign language may apply to the ISA in the spring of 8th grade and accepted students will begin the program in the freshman year. Acceptance into Walton’s International Spanish Academy implies that a student will remain an Academy student throughout their high school career in order to graduate with both diplomas. ISA students must successfully complete all graduation requirements for the state of Georgia as well.
Native and Heritage speakers of Spanish are not eligible to apply to this program but are encouraged to take a placement test if they wish to register for advanced courses in Spanish.
Please join us on February 8, 2018 at 6:30 to learn more about the ISA at Walton!