Oakland Catholic High School

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Foreign Languages

Oakland Catholic is proud of its tradition of excellence in foreign languages and the fact that we offer one of the most extensive high school foreign language programs in Western Pennsylvania. OC's curriculum offers a complete 4 or 5 year sequence in Chinese, French, Italian, Latin, and Spanish, with A.P. classes currently available in all languages except Chinese. Students are required by the state of Pennsylvania to complete two years of study of the same language. Most colleges prefer to see a 3 or 4 year sequence of study in one language. Given that 98% of our graduates continue their education at the college or university level, the majority of OC students take a minimum of three years of a foreign language. It is important to note that a significant number of OC students pursue the study of more than one foreign language simultaneously, as long as their schedule permits this endeavor.

  • Mrs. Cassidy Checketts

    Mrs. Checketts joined the faculty this year as a Spanish teacher of college-prep levels  1. 2, and 3.  She attended St. Vincent College where she received a BA in Spanish and a ...

  • Mrs. Melissa Toncini

    Mrs. Melissa Toncini has been a Spanish teacher at Oakland Catholic since 2004 and is the Chair of the Foreign Language Department. She received a B.A. from Mercyhurst College with majors i...

  • Ms. Meghan Hudock

    Ms. Meghan Hudock is the Italian teacher at Oakland Catholic High School, teaching all levels of Italian (I-AP).  Ms. Hudock graduated from Duquesne University with a B.A. in Italian a...

  • Ms. Maradith Totten

  • Mrs. Helene Valescant-Shaffer

    Helene Valescant-Shaffer is a French teacher at Oakland Catholic teaching French 1, French 2 CP, Honors French 2, French 3 CP, Honors French 3 and French CE.  Mrs. Valescant-Shaffer gr...

  • Ms. Heather Day

    Ms. Heather Day is the Latin teacher at Oakland Catholic since 2012, where she teaches all levels of Latin from 1 to AP and moderates the Latin Club, Director of the Joan of Arc Soci...

 

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  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.
  • Oakland Catholic High School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school for young women of diverse backgrounds.