SHS World Languages
For our students to succeed in a global economy, they will need to posses a new set of skills that were not required for the success of prior generations of Americans. Regional expertise, cross-cultural competence, and advanced language proficiency are skills that will enhance any career field, encourage international investment to our community, and develop a workforce that is successful in working on diverse international teams to collaborate and solve global problems. Developing international perspective and advanced language proficiency, particularly as this relates to college and career readiness, will ensure our nation's security and will support our statewide and regional economic development goals. Business leaders across Georgia and the Southeast have made it clear that these skills are the fastest route to success in a global job market, and that they provide a competitive advantage that moves an applicant's resume to the top of the pile.