LEAD! Scholars Program

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The Course Of Study

Course Requirements:

  • Studies of Chinese, French, Italian, Latin or Spanish including an Advanced Placement® (AP®) course in that language
  • Studies in a second world language through the second year
  • In addition, at least three further full-year courses chosen from among the following:
    First-world-language studies (currently for French and Spanish ONLY) A course in the first world language beyond AP® i.e. the second Spanish AP® or French 6
    Second-world-language studies A course or courses in the second world language beyond the second year
    Third-world-language studies A year or two or more of a third world language
    AP® international studies A MAXIMUM of two of the following courses
    AP® Art History
    AP® Comparative Government
    AP® European History
    AP® Human Geography
    AP® World History
  • AP® exams must be completed for all AP® courses used to fulfill LEAD! Program requirements.
  • The student must earn a semester grade of at least a B in all courses used toward fulfilling the LEAD! Program requirements.
  • It is preferred that participation be declared by the end of 9th grade.

Major Project Requirement:

Completion of a major project (to be proposed by the spring of the student's junior year and approved by the World Language Department), which might be, for example,

  • a community service internship that makes use of the student's communicative skills;
  • a creative project, which could include translation;
  • service as a "Designated Hitter" in a World language class; or
  • a project based on a student's summer stay and studies abroad.

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Sample Schedules

SAMPLE SCHEDULE #1 
9th grade First World Language 4 (for instance, French, Italian, or Spanish)
10th grade
  • First World Language 5;
  • World Language 1;
  • Further course in WL or AP® European History or AP® World History or AP® Comparative Government or AP® Human Geography or AP® Art History
 
11th grade
  • First World Language AP® 
  • Second World Language 2;
  • Further course in WL or AP® European History or AP® World History or AP® Comparative Government or AP® Human Geography or AP® Art History
 
12th grade
  • Second World Language 3;
  • One or two further courses in WL or AP® European History or AP® World History or AP® Comparative Government or AP® Human Geography or AP® Art History
 
SAMPLE SCHEDULE #2 
9th grade First World Language 2 (for instance, Chinese or Latin)
10th grade
  • First World Language 3;
  • Second World Language 1;
  • Further course in WL or AP® European History or AP® World History or AP® Comparative Government or AP® Human Geography or AP® Art History
 
11th grade
  • First World Language 4;
  • Second World Language 2;
  • Further course in WL or AP® European History or AP® World History or AP® Comparative Government or AP® Human Geography or AP® Art History
 
12th grade
  • First World Language AP® 
  • Second World Language 3;
  • One or two further courses in WL or AP® European History or AP® World History or AP® Comparative Government or AP® Human Geography or AP® Art History
 

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