World Language programming in the MMSD begins formally in 7th grade and continues in a sequence of instruction through 12th grade. At the middle school level, students have the opportunity to study Spanish in all schools. In some schools, French is also offered, and Sennett Middle School offers American Sign Language.


At the high school level, students have additional language offerings beyond those at the middle school level. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in several languages.

School-based world language pages:

East High School
La Follette High School
Memorial High School
West High School

Wisconsin State Statutes

Wisconsin State Statutes require that schools provide access to an extended sequence of world language learning in grades 7-12.

Wisconsin State Statutes

Wisconsin Curriculum Standards

University Requirements

Both UW-Madison and UW-Eau Claire have minimal world language credit requirements for entrance: two years of a single language. Most UW-Madison freshman admitted have four or more years of learning.

There may be additional graduation requirements for colleges depending on majors. Students are encouraged to continue their sequence of learning as long as possible.

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