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Electives

Behenna, Christie ex.3945, cbehenna@rbusd.org Physical Sciences - 8th Grade & PLTW
Brown, Catherine ex.3944, cbrown@rbusd.org Science 7th and 8th, Introduction to French and German
Chang, Erica ex.3966; echang@rbusd.org Intro. to Chinese and Chinese 1 Teacher
Crump, Connie ex.3921, ccrump@rbusd.org Art 6, Art - 7/8, Visual and Digital Arts, Yearbook/Journalism
Ellison, Keith ex.3961, kellison@rbusd.org SS-7th and 8th/PE 7th
Estrada, Andrew ex.3952, anestrada@rbusd.org 7th Grade Social Studies/Honors/Speech & Communication
Fuehrer, Señora ex.3940, rfuehrer@rbusd.org Spanish 1 & 2
Kim, Noorhee ex.3918; nkim@rbusd.org Instrumental and Vocal teacher
Rappaport, Peter ex.3948, prappaport@rbusd.org Social Science-8th/Honors
Saviano, Susan ex.ext 3939, ssaviano@rbusd.org AVID Teacher
Spainhower, Leslie ex.3950, lspainhower@rbusd.org ELA - 7th Grade
Tennant, Amy ex.3959, atennant@rbusd.org Math 6, Accelerated Math 6, and Science 6 Teacher
Trotter-Hollis, Mrs. ex.3957; mtrotter@rbusd.org 6th Grade Math and Science

Foreign Language FAQ

Spanish:

 

Q.   If I take Spanish 1 & 2 at Adams, do I have to take Spanish 3 to meet the college eligibility 
      requirement for foreign language with Spanish at the high school?
A.   Yes.  RUHS does not put any middle school classes on your high school transcript.  Colleges 
      will have no way of knowing you completed Spanish 1 & 2 if they do not see it on your high 
      school transcript.

Q.   If I take Spanish 1 & 2 at Adams and I take Spanish 3 at RUHS, do I have to take Spanish 4 
      to complete the 2 year foreign language requirement for college eligibility?
A.   No.  Once you complete Spanish 3 with a C or better, it will go on your RUHS transcript and
      colleges will be able to see you met the foreign language requirement.  Even though you only 
      took one year of language at the high school, colleges acknowledge you have to have 
      understood the first two years so they recognize the level you get to.

      However; we recommend taking 4 years of a language if you would like to be competitive in
      your college applications. ** Any higher level language class enrollment is determined by  
      grade in previous level and teacher recommendation.
 
Q.   Do I receive high school credit toward graduation for Spanish 1 and 2 at Adams?
A.   No.  Middle school classes do not earn credits toward graduation even though it is a high 
      school level course.   If you reach Spanish 3 in the 9th grade, you will only earn 10 credits 
      toward graduation since it  is  only one year you completed a language course at RUHS.

 

Chinese:

 

Q: If I take Chinese 1 at Adams in 7th grade, do I have to start Chinese 2 in 9th grade?

A: No, you have the choice to retake Chinese 1 in 9th grade or advance to Chinese 2. You

will be given a proficiency evaluation to assess your current ability. If you do not feel ready, or

would like to build a more solid foundation, you may choose to repeat Chinese 1 in RUHS.

 

Q. If I take Chinese 1 at Adams and I take Chinese 2 at RUHS, do I have to take Chinese 3

or AP to complete the 2 year foreign language requirement for college eligibility?

A. No.  Once you complete Chinese 2 with a C or better, it will go on your RUHS transcript

and colleges will be able to see you met the foreign language requirement.  Even though

you only took one year of language at the high school, colleges acknowledge you have to

have understood the first two years so they recognize the level you get to. However;

we recommend taking 4 years of a language if you would like to be competitive in your

college applications.

** Any higher level language class enrollment is determined by grade in previous level

and teacher recommendation/ placement test.

 

Q.   Do I receive high school credit toward graduation for Chinese 1 at Adams?

A.   No.  Middle school classes do not earn credits toward graduation even though

it is a high school level course. If you reach Chinese 2 in the 9th grade, you will only

earn 10 credits toward graduation since it  is  only one year you completed a language course

at RUHS.