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I am new to Frisco, and my child previously took a language in another district or another state that is not offered in FISD. Can he/she still take that language?

No. Currently, Frisco ISD offers Spanish, French, American Sign Language, and Chinese. We are always looking to expand our LOTE department in Frisco ISD by adding other languages in upcoming years.

I am new to the district, and I would like my child to test out of a specific language because my child is a native speaker.

Any student has the option of taking a Credit by Exam (CBE) to test out of a language that he/she has already taken. A list of accepted CBEs can be found here. We also have a unique opportunity for students to test into a language class by taking a LOTE Placement Exam.

I am new to Texas, and my child has no previous LOTE experience. What are the state requirements for LOTE for graduation?

Each student is required to take 2 years of Languages other than English credit in any two levels of the same language to meet the Foundation Program requirements in the state of Texas.

I am new to the district, and my child does not want to take a language course offered by Frisco ISD. Are there any other options for my child to meet the LOTE graduation requirement?

In the rare case that Spanish, French, ASL, or Chinese do not interest your child, a student has the option of taking an approved course via Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN). Please be mindful that while these courses count as LOTE credit, TxVSN courses do not count for GPA credit. The parent/guardian is responsible for the cost of TxVSN courses.

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