The WS/FCS received the Melba D. Woodruff Award for Exemplary Elementary Foreign Language Programs at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language convention in 2007. The WS/FCS elementary program was nominated by the Foreign Language Association of NC for this prestigious national award. Congratulations to the elementary foreign language teachers, and thank you for all of your hard work!
The WS/FC School system is a leader in North Carolina with regard to Foreign Language education. At the elementary level, Spanish is available at Ashley Elementary both in the dual immersion program and as a special for the whole school. Beginning in 2011, Chinese immersion is available at Konnoak Elementary. All students are able to begin studying a language in 6th grade and can continue with that language through 12th grade. Available languages include Spanish, French, Latin, German and Chinese. In addition to the middle school options, Japanese is a choice for high school students. Spanish for Native Speakers is also available at middle and high school. See this bulletin to learn more about Foreign Language in WS/FCS, and why learning another language is so important.
Please see the " News " page of this site to learn what kinds of wonderful activities WS/FCS Foreign Language teachers are doing, and the awards they are winning! Also, see the accomplishments of our amazing students!