40 World Language Students Earn Induction into National Honor Societies
SFHS inducted 40 new students into National World Languages Honor Societies, celebrating the school’s commitment to cultural understanding and interactive language programs. Inductees join current members of the National Chinese Honor Society, National French Honor Society, and National Spanish Honor Society by earning excellent academic grade point averages as well as performing projects of cultural significance and charitable service.
National World Language Honor Societies support SFHS’s highly engaging Chinese, French, and Spanish academic opportunities. “We think it is important to make our students citizens of the world,” says Beth Brand, Chair of the World Languages Department, which fosters achievement by building language skills as well as confidence in communication, connection with culture, and participation in multilingual offerings at home and abroad. The Department hosts student trips to China, France, and Spain, as well as extracurricular clubs, outings, and events.
The St. Francis community also interacts daily with students from all over the world as part of the school’s International Students and Host Family program, fostering cultural understanding in everyday experiences. St. Francis High School offers the following comprehensive world language opportunities in Chinese (Chinese I, II, III, Honors Chinese IV, and Honors Chinese Heritage Speakers); French (French I, II, Honors French II, Honors French III, Honors French IV); and Spanish (Spanish I, II, III, IV, V, Honors Spanish II, Honors Spanish III, Honors Spanish IV, Honors Advanced Placement Language and Culture).