Spanish Bilingual Program
We are pleased to be the only high school in Edmonton Public Schools to offer the Spanish Bilingual Program. Students will receive 25 credits and a High School Spanish Bilingual diploma certifying their achievement with Edmonton Public Schools at the completion of the program.
Since the entry point for the Spanish Bilingual program is kindergarten or grade 1, only students who have completed the junior high Spanish bilingual program are able to enter the program in high school to ensure their success at the high school level. Students who were in the bilingual program up to grade 6 but opted to withdraw at the junior high level may be eligible for participation in the Spanish Language and Culture stream. Teacher assessment is required for native speakers who are not coming from a junior high bilingual program.
All students in the bilingual program will take Spanish Language Arts 10, 20, 30 as well as Social Studies 10 and CALM 20 in Spanish. International accreditation will be offered to bilingual program students during their grade 11 and 12 years: The Spanish AP Language and Culture Exam and the DELE language proficiency exam.
SPANISH LANGUAGE ARTS 10, 20, 30 AP
This course stream is intended for students in the Spanish Bilingual Program only. The language of instruction is strictly Spanish and students are not permitted to use English in class. Students will be exposed to authentic resources in art, film, literature and current events in the context of Hispanic cultures in both Latin America and Spain. Students will be asked to think critically about and discuss issues related to all topics. Guest speakers, online blogs with international schools, authentic texts and participation in local cultural events will be emphasized. The program will seek to enhance the students' abilities to express themselves in written form. 5 CREDITS
SPANISH CALM 20
The language of instruction for this course is Spanish. It is intended for students in the Spanish Bilingual Program. CALM 20 is required to obtain an Alberta High School Diploma. See page 29 for a more detailed description of CALM. This is a 5 credit course because there are two additional modules taught in Spanish: • Travel Destinations 1 • Community Volunteerism 5 CREDITS
SPANISH LANGUAGE SOCIAL STUDIES 10-1/10AP
The language of instruction for this course is Spanish. This course is intended for students of the Spanish Bilingual Program. 5 CREDITS