Students must earn a minimum of 10 credits in the same World Language (at the high school level) to fulfill MassCore and some college admissions requirements. When students study a World Language course, they 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, and can study more than one language if they wish.