Students must earn a minimum of 10 credits in the same World Language (at the high school level) to fulfill MassCore and college admissions requirements. However, it is strongly recommended if a student is planning on attending college, that the student continues to study the same language for all four years of high school. When a student enrolls in a World Language course, he or she can view the world with a broader mindset. The study of language and culture allows students to appreciate the rich diversity of the world in which they live and will work. Students who intend to pursue a language-related career should study an additional language. Students have the option of American Sign Language, French, and/or Spanish at NM.