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Ridgeview Charter School offers four world language programs:

French, Japanese, Chinese and Spanish. At the conclusion of the 2-year program, students acquire High School credits in French 1, Japanese 1, Chinese 1 and Spanish 1. 

We offer world languages on all grade levels for students who qualify to take a language in place of reading.  World Languages are offered to students who score at 45% or above on the ITBS and /or at level 2 on the CRCT.  In order to receive high school credit, students must successfully complete the same world language in the 7th and 8th grades.

The program is based on the Fulton County Foreign Language  curriculum. In French, we use the Discovering French Program which includes textbooks, activity books, video-based activities and CD-Rom.  In Japanese, we use the Obentoo Program which includes texbooks and activity books.  In Spanish, we use the En Espagnol Program which includes textbooks, activity books and video activities.  We also offer a Spanish for native speakers class designed to develop reading and writing skills for Hispanic students. Methods of learning include class participation, language-lab activities, video-based activities, technology projects, role-playing, and written assignments.

 Ridgeview Charter School offers a comprehensive World Language Program designed to meet the needs of our diverse student population.

World Language Teachers 

 Ken Altman - French


 Katie Freeman - Spanish

 Barbara Bell - French


 Maria Hood - Spanish

 Tomomi Davis - Japanese


 Leyda Hernandez- Spanish

 Xiajun Zou - Chinese


 Ashley Rodriquez- Spanish
Jali Taccone - Spanish, French





Linguapalooza World Language Competition

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​​35 RCS students proudly represented RCS at Linguapalooza 2014 on Saturday, February 22 at Woodland MS. Students in 7th and 8th grades are interviewed by a judge and rated according to their level of oral proficiency.  6th grade students may participate in either an oral interview or an oral presentation such as a skit. Most of our students received the highest rating of Superior!  Congratulations to all the participants.

Students participating in this year's Linguapalooza:

 French: 6th grade: Gabriel Funderburk, Anais Acree, 7th grade: Haley Gruensfelder, 8th grade: Hannah Fountain, Skyler Gupta                              

Japanese: 6th Olivia Smith, Kaci Kruglewicz, Sharon Lim, 7th: Celine Al Noubani                , Ethan Hunt, 8th: Julia Diaz, Elise Flanagan, Mikaela Johnson, Arthur Miltner

Chinese : 6th  Harry Mehre, Ka'Leila Abrille, Leslie Tornez-Cruz, Will Stanwick, Jill Olson, Shane Catrini, Blake Jones 7th: Mariko Malm, Yuuki Ando, 8th   : Hal Olson

Spanish: 6th  Owen Stout, Sydney  Williams, Gabriella Jones, Aria Roashan, Neha Devinini, 7th: Mackenzie Sinon, Martha Ross 8th: Chris Sprung, Mahzuza Rahaman, Robert Breezer




French Class 

 French Web Links:


Japanese Class 


Sensei Davis-Edmodo, Website



Japanese Web Links:


 Spanish Class

  • Senora Freeman-Edmodo
  • Senora Hood
  • Senora Hernandez
  • Senorita Rodriguez
  • Senorita Taccone

Spanish Web Links:


Chinese Language 

Xiajun Zou
5340 S. Trimble Road, Sandy Springs, GA 30342, Phone: 404-843-7710, Fax: 404-847-3292
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