Four-Week High School Credit Program | Grades 9-12
In just four weeks, villagers at Waldsee can earn a year’s credit of high school German. As an extension of Waldsee‘s core curriculum, the credit program emphasizes active learning–drawing on all of the resources that Waldsee has to offer, including the rich natural surroundings, a variety of outdoor and sporting activities, and Village life.
Students engage the German language using a theme-based curriculum that melds cultural content with grammar lessons. Waldsee‘s credit program is much more than a classroom in the middle of the woods: it redefines how language is learned. It emphasizes learning in natural situations, like going to the Laden (store), ordering food at the Waldsee Café, or producing our own Seifenoper (soap opera) for the rest of the village.
Villagers in four-week high school credit-bearing sessions gain an academic year’s worth of language and culture skills through an immersion experience embedded in daily life, featuring a variety of cultural activities as well as formal study and assessment (minimum of 180 instructional hours; accredited by AdvancEd). Emphasis is on literacy and oracy. Open to students entering grades 9-12 of all proficiency levels.
Specialty High School Credit Programs
In addition to our general high school credit program, Waldsee offers the following German High School Credit programs tailored to special interests:
- STEM-D: Combine German with STEM Skills in our Specialty High School Credit Program
- Die Grüne Welle High School Credit Program
- Der Märchenwald High School Credit Program
NEW! High School Credit Abroad
The German High School Credit Abroad program is offered in partnership with Xperitas (xperitas.org), an educational travel company of distinction. For two weeks, students participate fully in the High School Credit Program at Waldsee. For the final two weeks, participants and teachers travel to Germany for family stays and cultural excursions.