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Students must take Spanish 1 and 2 in order to obtain a Union Academy diploma. Students have the option to continue taking Spanish 3,4 and 5 with honors credits. Additionally, students can take any 2 years of a foreign language  offered online to complete this requirement.   

We also offer a path for Heritage students who speak Spanish at home. They can take  Spanish Heritage 1 and 2  as semester classes,  then take Spanish 4 honors to complete the 2 year requirement.    


Course priority standards by level


Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

Spanish department uses the following categories for grades. All graded work will be posted on CANVAS.

Spanish department uses a  “Standards –Based” grading system for skills . This scale is accordance to the HS learning framework and the North Carolina Standards . This means that students will be graded on how well they can perform a skill of the language in a qualitative way (see rubric below). As we learn a new structures students will have repetitive practice and feedback in order to achieve the expected level of proficiency.  The following rubric will be used to grade  speaking and writing skills assessments: