Receiving High School Credit for Spanish I


    Middle schools students may elect to receive high school credit for Spanish I taken prior to the freshman year.  In making this informed decision, students and parents should carefully read and consider the following information:

    • Students must earn a B- or higher in both semesters in order to earn high school credit.
    • Students who earn a B- or higher in both semesters and continue in Spanish will be placed in Spanish II for the 9th grade year. (Students earning a C+ or below in any semester should retake Spanish I.)
    • Courses taken for high school credit will be transcribed and factored into the student's grade point average.
    • Courses taken for high school credit while a student is in middle school will count as Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma world language requirements. 


    The Core 40 with Academic Honors diploma requires students to complete 3-4 years of world language.  (Students must complete three years in one language or two years in two languages.)  While the Core 40 diploma does not require students to complete world language, most 4-year universities require or strongly recommend 2 years of world language.  

    Parents and students often wonder how receiving credit in middle school will impact the student's grade point average (GPA).  Here are a few examples of GPA computations to help support you in making this important decision.

    Complete the "Spanish I - Letter of Understanding" by the end of your junior year in order to receive high school credit.
    Additional questions may be directed to the NHS Counseling Department.