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Taking the bilingual approach to school?

Bay Path may offer Spanish classes

November 08, 2009
CHARLTON — "Hola" may be the newest way Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School students greet each other next year.

That is, if they take Spanish classes that may be offered at the school.

To boost students' chances for attending college, the high school is considering offering Spanish to students as early as next fall, according to Superintendent David Papagni. If offered, the classes would be available to juniors and seniors, he said, but it would not be required to graduate. Students would receive college and high school credit for taking the courses.

"We are in the talking stages," he said.

Quinsigamond Community College professors would teach the sessions, Papagni said. The high school is currently working out the details of the plan and its hoped the classes would be free to students.

"I would say it's likely to happen as long as we can continue along the same path," said Quinsigamond Community College Vice President of Community Management Dale Allen. "It's very likely that we are rolling this out as quickly as we can."

For more on this story, please see Monday's Southbridge Evening News.

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