• American Sign Language 1

    Designed to introduce students to American Sign Language, American Sign Language 1 courses enable students to communicate with deaf persons through finger spelling, signed words, and gestures. Course topics may include the culture of and issues facing deaf people.

    In middle schools, this course is typically divided into two parts and taken over two years as level 1A and level 1B. Students must successfully pass 1A in order to enroll in 1B. Credit will be awarded at the end of successful completion of both levels 1A and 1B. To receive 1.0 credit for a level 1 language, 1A and 1B must both be completed successfully prior to leaving 8th grade.