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All Inclusive Middle School World Languages

Our new program is designed specifically for all middle school students who want to get an early start on acquiring a second language. Students begin their language studies in 7th grade with a year-long sampler of World Language courses (French and Spanish), and continue a single language course of study in the 8th grade (equivalent to a high school level 1 class).  Middle school students who successfully complete the program begin 9th grade in a Level 2 high school course. 

  • NEW!!! NO application or readiness test required prior to enrollment.  

World Languages

Course of Study, MIDDLE SCHOOL

SPANISH [sample course of study beginning in 7th Grade]                        

  • 7th: Spanish 7AB           
  • 8th: Spanish 8CD
  • 9th: Spanish 2
  • 10th: Spanish 3
  • 11th: Spanish 4 or AP Spanish Language
  • 12th AP Spanish Literature

French [sample course of study beginning in 7th Grade]  

  • 7th: French 7AB
  • 8th: French 8CD
  • 9th: French 2
  • 10th: French 3 
  • 11th: AP French

 ASL (American Sign)

  • Not offered until High School

INCOMING students (students NEW to CdM) who are trying to place into a level 2 class or higher in Spanish or French, or current CdM students not currently enrolled in a language who are looking to begin a course of study above Level 1 must complete Languages Placement Testing. (ASL students unsure about placement can contact Tammy Owney.

Contact Ms. Ramirez at earamirez@nmusd.us or Ms. Pulido at spulido@nmusd.us to find out when testing is given or if you have any questions!

Students scheduled to take a placement test should come to the Main HS office on the correct day. They will wait to be taken over to the testing location as a group. Testing starts at 12:30pm and lasts 45 min - 1 hour.  Please bring a #2 pencil.

No test is necessary for Level 1 courses.