Foreign Language

Foreign Language courses consist of two or more years of the same language: Latin, American Sign Language, Chinese, Spanish, French, or any other foreign language. For more information on curriculum and classes, login to your FSP portal and view your shared documents.

Early Credit:

A foreign language can be taken for high school credit in 7th or 8th grade.

Dual Enrollment:

In 11th or 12th grade, a student may take foreign language classes at Montgomery College or any other college for both high school and college credit.

College Requirements:

 Most colleges prefer at least two years minimum be taken in the same foreign language.  Some colleges, but not all, accept sign language as a foreign language.  Consult the colleges that your student might attend if you choose American Sign Language as a foreign language.

State of Maryland Requirements:

A student must earn either:

  • 2 credits of Foreign Language or American Sign Language – OR
  • 2 credits of Advanced Technology – OR
  • Complete a State-approved career and technology program.