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High School Graduation Requirement Guidelines for Placement of Incoming Freshmen in a First-Year High School Language Class
Success in a language strongly correlates to a student’s ability in his/her native language. We recommend that incoming freshmen have at least a B in eighth grade English to enroll in a language. It is our experience that students who did NOT earn an A/B in English as eighth-graders are more successful if they enter a language class as sophomores. ELL students should talk to their counselors for proper placement.
Currently, students can graduate from high school without taking a foreign language; however most four-year universities ask that students complete successfully (with at least C’s) the second year of a language as part of their core entrance requirements.