The secondary foreign language program begins in grade 7. Sixty four percent of grade 7 and 82% of grade 8 students are currently enrolled in high school foreign language classes. Choices of languages include French, German, Latin, Spanish or Spanish for Fluent Speakers. Throughout high school, students may continue the study of these languages to the Advanced Placement Level or begin a three-year program of American Sign Language or Mandarin Chinese. Through these programs, the LCPS Foreign Language Office provides the skills and preparation for students to have a broad understanding of the world, proficiency in other languages, and knowledge of other cultures.