High School World Language Adoption Preview

High School World Language Adoption Preview
Posted on 02/24/2023
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Earlier this year a team of high school world language specialists and classroom teachers began the work of researching the very best German, Spanish, and French curricula currently available. Research included the following:

  • Developed criteria to help guide the review;
  • Visited nearby districts, connected with experts in the teaching of world languages;
  • Analyzed specific elements of world language curriculum for three programs per world language;
  • Engaged our Instructional Materials Committee (IMC) for guidance and process approval.

Autentico was chosen for Spanish, Klasse! Was chosen for German, and Francophone was chosen for French.

Curriculum Descriptions

Community Review

In November, 2022 our research and analysis began with 4 high school teachers representing 9th through 12th grade French, German, Spanish courses at both North Kitsap high schools.

As we continue the review process on our way to selecting the next literacy curriculum for our high school students, we want to offer the North Kitsap community the opportunity to review the materials and take part in the input process.

Review the materials in-person or online

The public review period is now closed. 

Curriculum Adoption process

The review and analysis phase will conclude in January. Input collected from our research team, Adoption Team, and the community will be reviewed and shared with our IMC.

Based on the input collected, one curriculum will be chosen to move forward for introduction to the School Board at the March 23, 2023 School Board Meeting.

The School Board will vote on the recommendation to adopt on April 13, 2023.

Once approved and purchased, teacher training will begin.

For questions regarding the curriculum adoption process, Craig Barry, Director of Secondary Schools at [email protected].