• German
    If students want to learn a language that is spoken almost everywhere, study a people who are true leaders in the 21st century, and become familiar with a rich culture that is very closely tied to our own, then they should consider the study of German. German is the most common mother tongue in Europe. That makes sense, since Germany is the largest economy in the European Union and the third largest in the world! For those interested in business, the European Central Bank is headquartered in Frankfurt. More than 1,100 companies from German-speaking countries have subsidiaries in the United States, and more than 750 US companies are at work in Germany! Studying German expands career options: German is used in the fields of science, engineering, the arts, math, software production, publishing, and travel. The Internet extension .de is the second most common after .com, which means that Germans are the world’s second largest presence on the internet. We can thank German inventors for the printing press, the automobile, the Fahrenheit thermometer, the X-ray, and even the MP3 digital music format. German is also surprisingly easy to learn. English is a Western Germanic language, so the two languages have numerous similarities.
    German Americans make up one of the largest heritage groups in the United States. The traditions that German immigrants brought with them have become an integral part of our American heritage, including the names of many cities and towns. Studying German culture helps our understanding of American culture, too!
    German I
    #1940
    1 Credit
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    German II
    #1942
    1 Credit
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
    German III
    #1944
    1 Credit
    Grades 10, 11, 12
    Advanced Placement German Language
    #1948
    1 Credit
    Grades 11, 12