Walton High School

Walton High School

In Pursuit of Excellence

International Spanish Academy


     SUMMER READING FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.  Your acceptance letter contained all of the information regarding where to purchase the books and the assignments associated with them.  Copied below from your acceptance letter!

    All upcoming 9th grade ISA students are required to read La Gran Aventura de Alejandro by Abby Kantor and Animal Farm by George Orwell.  Both books come with assignments that are to be completed by the first day of school.  See below!


    • La Gran Aventura de Alejandro – Annotate each chapter as you read it. Do exercise A & B after each chapter. This book can easily be found at www.perfectionlearning.com Do a search for the title. Some students have found the book on amazon.com. This Spanish reader will probably not be found in a local bookstore!
    • Animal Farm – Annotate each chapter as you read it. In May, an additional required assignment will be posted on the Walton Website under Academics. Go to Summer Reading Assignment List. Scroll to the bottom of the page where you will find many assignments – choose ISA 9th grade Honors Lit!


     Enjoy the ISA Newsletters.  

    (links are to the left!)


    Program Description



    The ISA at Walton is a rigorous Humanities program of study for students who are learning Spanish as a Foreign Language. Native and Heritage speakers of Spanish may not apply to the ISA but they may take a placement test if they wish to study Spanish.  The test will determine the correct (non-ISA) course placement for them.  These students may instead prefer to study French, Chinese, or Latin as a Foreign Language.

    Students who wish to apply to the ISA must be recommended for 9th grade Honors Literature and AP Human Geography.  Students accepted to the ISA will take 4 years of Spanish at Walton and 4 Honors & AP content area courses in English and History that include a delivery component in Spanish.  Approximately 30% of an ISA student’s overall coursework at Walton will be conducted in Spanish.  For full participation in the ISA, the ISA graduates will earn a diploma from Walton and from the Ministry of Education of Spain. In collaboration with Spain’s Ministry of Education, the International Spanish Academy will:




    -       educate students in the values of multicultural education to foster international communication and respect among different cultures;


    -       teach students to express themselves and effectively communicate in English and Spanish in their personal relationships and in an academic setting;


    -       promote the access of students to prestigious centers of higher education throughout the U.S., Spain/Europe and Latin America.




    Students are admitted into the ISA in their freshman year. Acceptance into Walton’s International Spanish Academy implies that a student will remain an Academy student throughout their high school career in order to graduate with both diplomas.




    The following informational table outlines projected ISA courses. The course sequence may vary as determined by the Walton ISA Committee and available content area Spanish speaking teachers. 





                     9th Grade

    10th Grade

    11th Grade

    12th Grade

    ISA Spanish II

    Culture, Comparisons, & Communication

    ISA Spanish III – The Humanities:  Art & History

    ISA AP Spanish Language

    ISA AP Spanish Literature

    ISA Honors 9th Grade Literature *

    ISA AP Government  & Honors Microeconomics (semester courses)

    ISA AP US History

    ISA AP English Literature



    *Please note that students applying to the ISA must be recommended for 9th grade   Honors Literature and AP Human Geography.






    For more information contact:




    Suzanne Schott, Director


    International Spanish Academy


    Walton High School


    1590 Bill Murdock Rd.


    Marietta, GA 30062




    770-578-3225 ext. 225


















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