All junior high students take Spanish 1a and 1b. This is a high school level class that provides students with an introduction to the Spanish language by practicing a variety of vocabulary topics and grammatical structures in the target language. Students also learn about different countries and cultures where Spanish is spoken, making connections and comparisons with their own.

Students are engaged in reading, writing, listening and speaking, and hands on projects to be able to communicate in Spanish on various topics such as: introducing/describing oneself and family, school activities and subjects, school supplies, clothing and food, ordering food at a restaurant, housing and furniture, sports, healthy choices and the body, and extending invitations, among others.