Taking world language classes while you are in high school allows you to learn new languages while earning high school credits. eAchieve Academy offers a variety of accredited online world language courses for high school credit including Spanish, French, German and Latin. We even offer AP world language courses to help you earn college credit while still in high school.
Successfully completing world language courses as a high school student has many benefits including:
- Allows you to meet college admission requirements.
- Helps your college application stand out from the competition to help you get into the college of your choice.
- Can lead to better job opportunities and higher wages.
- Enables you to connect with people around the world.
- Opens the door to increase your awareness about different cultural practices and beliefs to become a better global citizen.
- Helps your cognitive capabilities by improving skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, memory, mental alertness and more.
Now that we have covered some of the benefits of taking world language courses while in high school, let’s dive into some of the common questions students have regarding these courses.
Do You Need a World Language to Graduate High School?
The number of world language credits needed to graduate high school depends on your school district’s graduation requirements. According to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, the state superintendent shall encourage school boards to require 8.5 credits from any combination of vocational education, world languages, fine arts, and other courses. In Wisconsin, high schools are required to offer world language courses to their students. To find out how many world language credits you need to graduate high school, you should refer to your school district’s policy.
High schools typically require elective credits in order to graduate, which gives you the freedom to select courses you find intriguing. The world language courses offered at eAchieve Academy count as elective credits. Choosing world language courses as an elective is an excellent way to prepare for college and build on important life skills in our increasingly global society.
eAchieve Academy’s Online World Language Courses for High School Credit
The world languages department of our online high school provides you the opportunity to broaden your horizons. At eAchieve, we offer online courses for four world languages for high school credit: Spanish, French, German and Latin. In these courses, you will learn through listening, speaking, reading and writing activities which are based on proven methods of world language instruction. Culture is sprinkled throughout the courses to help you learn about the culture, people, geographical location and histories. While learning a new language is challenging, our online courses provide flexible scheduling, the ability to work at your own pace, and individual attention to help you succeed.
Do Colleges Require World Language in High School?
Most competitive colleges require taking world language in high school. Successful applicants to colleges such as UW-Madison, Princeton and Stanford have taken three or more sequential units of a world language. While other colleges may not have this requirement, they often look for students who challenge themselves, are curious and empathetic, and who will make good classmates, team members and leaders. Passing world language courses while in high school can prove that you care about other cultures and help your college application stand out from the competition.
Online World Language Courses For College Credit
At eAchieve, we offer online world language courses for college credit while you are still in high school. Our AP world language courses are equivalent to college-level language courses and prepares students for the AP exam. A passing score on the exam can earn you academic credit at college, allowing you to skip the requisite introductory level class.
Learn more about our AP Courses.
Why Choose eAchieve Academy
eAchieve Academy is a free Wisconsin online school, chartered by the School District of Waukesha, Wisconsin. Our school is tuition free for students under 21 years old living in the state. We offer high school students a full line of core and elective online high school classes that prepare students for life after high school. Upon completing the graduation requirements, students earn a regular high school diploma and are eligible to participate in our graduation ceremony in June. Enjoy the flexibility of online learning!
Learn more about our online high school program and our enrollment options today.