Learning a language other than English gives students a more global perspective and increases opportunities for life after high school. In addition, many colleges require a world language either for admission or for graduation. World language students learn through conversation, writing exercises, field trips, and hands-on activities.
Advanced Placement credit is available for students taking the Advanced Placement exam in their fifth and sixth year of a language. In addition, French offers an intermediate French course through the University of Minnesota's College in the Schools program.
Ninth grade students are placed in language classes by counselors in consultation with students, parents, and middle school language teachers.