If a student is a native Spanish speaker, can he or she test out of Spanish 1?
It is possible for native speakers to test out of Spanish 1. It is also possible for someone who has a long of experience speaking and using Spanish to test out of Spanish 1. Counselors can help make arrangements for the test, which includes speaking, writing, and listening. Students will NOT receive high school credit for the course, and it will NOT appear on the transcript. However, it will allow student to enroll in Spanish 2 as a 9th grader. Colleges typically look at the transcript for that last completed year of world language. This means that if a student tests out of Spanish 1 and completes the Spanish 2 course, a college will accept this as 2 years of a high school world language.