For students who have taken French, Spanish, Italian, or Chinese in a public middle school in NY State:
Students who complete Checkpoint A in grade eight or below must take and pass the Second Language Proficiency Exam (SLP) as well as the course in order
to earn one year of high school credit. In the case of native or heritage speakers there may be an alternate 3-year course of study after being assessed for placement.
If no documentation is provided to the school, the student will be programmed for Level I of a language. Upon submission of required documentation (by the end of the first week of school at the latest), the student will be programmed for Level II of the target language (if space is available).
Students who pass the Second Language Proficiency Exam (SLP) as well as the course in middle school will automatically be programmed for Level II of the target language and will not have the option to start a different language.
See full policy on bths.edu website.
For students who have taken French, Spanish, Italian, or Chinese in a public school outside of NY State, a private school, or a parochial school:
State regulations changed in 2019 and students will likely be required to demonstrate proficiency with a nationally recognized exam in order to place out of Level I. Please contact the Assistant Principal of World Languages and ENL, Ms. Cristina Santiago-Campbell, as soon as possible to discuss.