The Core Enrichment team at Fondren encompasses the Fine Arts, Language Acquisition (formally Language B) and IB Design Technology Departments. These groups work seamlessly with Core Foundation teachers to provide students with a rich, expanded curriculum that reinforces key concepts while providing alternative viewpoints on traditional subject matter.All students are required to earn International Baccalaureate credits each year in a foreign language, design and technology, and a performing art (currently music, theatre, or dance). These courses are in addition to their studies in literature, humanities, mathematics and physical education.Language Acquisition
Fondren’s Language Acquisition Spanish classes introduce students to the cultures of the contemporary Spanish speaking world, as they develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. In Spanish I, students will learn common ways to greet people, ask for and provide personal information, and talk about their likes, pastimes and descriptions of their school day. A heavy emphasis is placed on oral and written practice in present and past tenses. In Spanish for Native Speakers, bilingual students will have the unique opportunity to explore new cultures, content and vocabulary through exposure to a wide variety of Hispanic literature. Students in this class are expected to create and maintain a portfolio of writing, reading comprehension materials and research projects.