World Language at Huntington
The Huntington Union Free School District is committed to implementing the New York State L.O.T.E. (Languages Other Than English) standards. The two standards are Communication and Culture. By studying a language other than English, students learn how to communicate in another language and begin to understand and appreciate the similarities and differences between themselves and the people who speak the targeted language.
World language study starts in grade seven in French, Italian, Latin and Spanish. Students receive one unit of credit upon successful completion of Checkpoint A in grade eight, after taking and passing the FLA. At the high school level, the World Language Department offers programs in French, Italian, Latin and Spanish. Students who wish to obtain a Regents Diploma with an Advanced Designation must complete a three-year World Language sequence (Checkpoint B) and pass the World FLB.
Students may enroll in world language courses at the Checkpoint C level in French, Italian, Latin and Spanish. In these advanced courses, eligible seniors have the opportunity to take AP courses in Italian and Spanish. At the same time, they can obtain college credit by taking the world language college course and by paying a fee to Adelphi University.
Each year high-performing students are inducted in the National French, Italian and Spanish Honor Societies. Through the National Honor Societies students are exposed to the cultural aspects of the languages they study and have the opportunity to participate in service activities.