Six target languages are offered at the high school. The goal of the World Languages Department is to provide all students with the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills that will allow them to communicate in languages other than English, to appreciate and understand other cultures, and to be contributing members of the world community. Classes are conducted primarily in the target language; our ultimate goal is to have minimal English spoken in the classroom. At all levels of study students examine the history, geography, current events, government, art, literature and music that is characteristic of the target cultures. Technology is integrated into all levels of instruction, and students are encouraged to use 21st Century resources to express critical understandings. World Language courses are anchored by proficiency-based objectives. Through carefully constructed performance-based assessments, students are able to demonstrate movement towards program benchmarks.