This course is designed for academically motivated students. It continues the development of interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational communication skills, allowing students to support opinions, propose solutions, and interpret principal elements of authentic texts. Students will understand and be understood by native speakers. Spanish will be used for classroom instruction and interactions. Hispanic literature, art, and history will be studied. Assessments are both formal and performance-based.  (One-credit, one-year elective for grades 11-12) Prerequisite: Successful completion of Spanish II or III. It is strongly recommended that students who enroll in this course have maintained a “B” or above in previous Spanish courses.