My daughter is starting high school next year with CAVA and I've received a list of some of her classes, along with a list of electives.
There aren't any choices for foreign languages in the elective preferences, and according to an Eluminate webinar I just watched covering preparation for entering into high school I was told to contact my child's counselor and let them know that I want my child to be enrolled in a foreign language course.
The moderator of the webinar mentioned that they don't typically like to offer foreign language courses to freshmen unless they've had previous foreign language training, which my daughter has, and is currently enrolled in through CAVA (She's taking the PowerSpeak program in French).
I'm wondering what other k12 parents have to offer on this topic and why, in your experience, various schools might have enacted this default policy. I don't see it as a problem per se', since my daughter is doing well in her studies and will be taking Algebra II this coming fall, having finished Geometry when she graduates 8th grade.
But still, I want to make sure that she's on track for UC and three years of a foreign language at the high school level is a minimum requirement for the UC system.
Have any other parents enrolled their kids in k12's foreign language programs and do they use PowerSpeak for those courses?
Will my daughter continue where she has left off w/PowerSpeak (if that is the high school class used), or will she start over, etc.?
Any other thoughts/comments? I'd like to hear some feedback from other parents before writing to her counselor.
It sounds like nice program that your daughter is enrolling in. We are not using K12, but a quick trip around Google gives good reviews for the high school language program, and it does sound like they use powerspeak for high school language, or at least powerspeak offers k12 high school language options. I guess you might want to consider asking if your daughter can take a placement test, or skip out of any levels she has already completed. I am surprised to hear that they don't encourage foreign language for freshman since many universities require 3-4 years of one language.
Good luck! Please tell us how it is going.
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