International Spanish Academy

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    ISA applications were due March 13, 2020.  The committee will continue reviewing applications while we are out of school. Unfortunately, final decisions will have to be delayed until we are able to return to school and review all the registrations and supporting paperwork.  A final date for acceptance letters will be posted as soon as we have more information. If you need to email supporting information for your application or have questions, please contact the director at





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    Ms. Snoddy, ISA Director can be reached at:

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    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:




    Jennifer Snoddy, Director


    International Spanish Academy


    Walton High School


    1590 Bill Murdock Rd.


    Marietta, GA 30062


















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