National Spanish Examinations
National Spanish Examinations are given annually by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. "The National Spanish Examinations are a motivational contest to recognize student achievement in the study of Spanish and to stimulate further interest in the teaching and learning of Spanish."
GOPA Students Excel on the National Spanish Exam
This is third consecutive year that the School of Government And Public Administration at Eastside High School has proven that hard work pays off.
On May 13, 2015, twenty-one students from the Spanish classes of Mrs. Ashe and Mrs. Chica took the National Spanish Examination to assess mastery of content and language. Thirty-seven of forty-two students attained national recognition for excellence and mastery. A medal ceremony was conducted on May 13, 2015 for these students and their parents.
Students from the School of Government and Public Administration earned a total of 7 Gold Medals, 10 Silver, 8 Bronze along with 12 students earning honorable mention. “Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 157,000 students participating in 2015,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams.
Students from The School of Government have a long history of high achievement on these exams. The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.