Language and communication are at the heart of the human experience. Fulton County School District must educate students who are linguistically and culturally equipped to communicate successfully in a pluralistic American society and abroad. This imperative envisions a future in which ALL students will develop and maintain proficiency in English and at least one other language, modern or classical. Children who come to school from non-English backgrounds should also have opportunities to develop further proficiencies in their first language. Fulton County Schools offer a variety of languages and levels for students to pursue from sixth grade to senior year. Students who attend a Fulton County middle school have an opportunity to begin World Languages study in French or Spanish, and in some schools, Chinese, German, Latin, or Japanese prior to high school.