Thank you so much to all who came and participated! We had a wonderful time, and we hope new teams will join us next year!
Number of participants:
Each school may bring up to 16 students. No observers may attend.
**Schools should be sure to arrange and provide chaperones at the appropriate ratio—at least one adult per 10 students or fraction thereof.
Number of alternates:
Each school may list up to 16 alternates from which they must choose should they need one. Student alternates not used as delegates may NOT attend the conference as the FSSC does not permit observers.
Students are required to have a 2.O G.P.A. for the grading period preceding the competition. They must also have passed 5 of 6 or 5 of 7 classes. If the status changes, an eligible alternate must be substituted from your alternate list.
Student participants will be divided into four categories as follows:
- (A)Students who have ONLY learned Spanish exclusively in the classroom.
- (B)Students with limited outside experience at home or in a Spanish-speaking environment.
- (C)Students with extensive outside experience at home or in a Spanish-speaking environment.
- (D)Students reared and educated in a Spanish-speaking environment.
- Only high school students in levels 2-4 are allowed to compete. Students must be/have been (4 by 4 schools or the like) enrolled in a Spanish class this year. They will be registered according to the years of Spanish studied. There is no AP category. AP Language is considered five years and AP Literature is considered six years; we are excited to add these levels in the future.
No more than 40% of delegates from a school may be in categories B, C, and D combined.
Students will register at the numeric level that corresponds with their most recent level of Spanish instruction (years 2, 3, or 4) and in the category that best describes their Spanish-learning experiences. This decision is made between the student and the teacher and with the understanding that the student will be placed in the correct category. If a student is found to have competed in the incorrect category (A D category student who signed up for A or B category competition, for example.), that student’s scores will be disqualified, and that school will not be allowed to compete the following year.
Ex: A student who has learned Spanish exclusively through school and is in Spanish III would be 3A.
With thanks to our student organization partners, Sigma Delta Pi.