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Grade 5 & 6 Parents! Sign Up Today for NHSD’s New Online Spanish Course
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North Hills School District is offering an online exploratory Spanish course for students in Grades 5 and 6 from August 27 to Jan. 11.
The course will cover basic grammar, conversational skills, cultural information and pronunciation, and it will be taught by a NHSD Spanish teacher. This coursework will be completed outside of the school day. Students will be able to work at their own pace. 
The registration fee is $110 per student, and payment is due by August 20. 
For more information, please contact NHSD Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jeff Taylor at 412-318-1017. 
We've put together a list of a few commonly asked questions to help you learn more about this new course. 


Q: Do students have to be online at specific times?

A: No, the course is completely asynchronous, so students can work at their own pace. 


Q: What materials are needed for the course?

A: The following materials will be needed for the course:

  • File Box 
  • Markers, colored pencils, or crayons available for illustrating vocabulary 
  • Have a 1-½ " binder for your Spanish materials only. The binder needs to be divided into the following sections:
    • pace charts
    • vocabulary
    • structures
    • assignments


Q: What are the technological requirements for the course?

A: Students will need access to an email account and a computer with a microphone headset (USB is preferred.) The computer should have the following specifications:

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
  • Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
  • Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
  • Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
  • macOS Sierra (10.12)
  • macOS High Sierra (10.13)

Supported Browsers
You may use recent versions of the following browsers on a technology capable device that supports Java, Flash, and improvements to HTML including HTML5.

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari
  • Supported Browser Plugins and Settings

The following plugins and settings may be required to use our courses.

  • JavaScript enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • Flash enabled
  • Java installed 
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