Parent Frequently Asked Questions about ASL
Does ASL count towards my child’s foreign language requirement?
Yes, it does. The state of Florida recognizes ASL as a language, and thus awards 2 credits to satisfy the foreign language requirement for high school graduation.
Does ASL count towards Bright Futures Scholars?
What colleges accept ASL as an entrance requirement?
Most colleges do. In the state of Florida, ALL public community colleges and state universities accept ASL as an entrance requirement. Many others do as well. Most colleges do. If your child is looking at a specific college out of state, I recommend you contact that college's admissions office directly to confirm the acceptance of ASL.
I don’t know how to sign. How can I help my child study?
ASL 1 & 2 students should have a DVD at home, "Master ASL!" Periodically, your child will have assignments from this DVD in which he/she will have to sign a particular narrative or dialogue. Students are always encouraged to watch the narratives & dialogues at home as review. aslpro.com is also a great resource for practicing and reviewing signs.
Also making sure that your child is keeping up with his/her response papers is helpful. These assignments are due every three weeks to turnitin.com. Assignments and due dates can be
Where can I see my child’s progress/grades?
Is there extra help/tutoring avaliable for my child?
Yes. Tutoring will be avaliable Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:40-9:10, Wednesdays from 2:40-3:40, and during all lunches on Tuesdays. Students who have a 75% or below should come for extra help. For each 30-minute session the student attends, he/she may earn 1 extra point on the upcoming test (up to 10 points). There is a calendar in the classroom where students can sign up for help on the days listed above.
Do you offer extra credit?
Yes. Please see the extra credit webpage.
Where can I find what is being covered in class?
Check either the ASL 1, ASL 2, or ASL 3 webpage. I do my best to keep daily plans posted on that website.