High American Sign Language 1
Number of Credits
Estimated Completion Time
2 segments / 32-36 weeks
Earliest Start Date
This course will jump start your American Sign Language journey by learning the basics of this visual language and exploring the Deaf culture. Get ready to broaden your concept of communication through connections and comparisons to your own culture and community.
Follow the link below for the Department of Education description for this course:
- Identify and use greetings and basic introductions.
- Identify and use the manual alphabet and fingerspelling within various contexts.
- Identify and use numbers 0–65.
- Identify and apply question words to ask and answer questions.
- Describe the similarities of Deaf culture to one's own.
- Describe personal and physical characteristics.
- Describe your family.
- Express dates, including birthdays, holidays, and celebrations.
- Identify and apply past, present, and future tense.
- Identify and use school schedules, days, months, and classes.
- Identify parts of a house and describe home characteristics.
- Compare and contrast school systems and routines.
- Identify and use numeral incorporations with time signs.
- Identify and use Topic-Comment sentence structure.
- Identify and describe the history of American Sign Language.
- Identify and use appropriate attention-getting techniques.
- Identify and apply the five parameters.
- Describe food and drink as well as preferences.
- Describe clothing used for different seasons/weather.
- Identify and use city, activity, terrain, and map vocabulary.
- Identify and use locative, semantic, and descriptive classifiers.
- Identify and use spatial relationships and classifiers to provide directions.
- Identify and use modes of transportation vocabulary.
- Identify and use vocabulary to sign about plans and travel.
- Describe different Deaf communities within major cities.
- Describe Deaf President now and laws that came as a result and their impact on the Deaf community.
- Identify and apply directionality to form verb agreement.
- Identify and apply the use of rhetorical questions.
- device of choice to record video (for example: webcam or smartphone or tablet with video)
- pen or pencil
- speakers or headset
Besides engaging students in challenging curriculum, the course guides students to reflect on their learning and evaluate their progress through a variety of assessments. Assessments can be in the form of practice lessons, multiple choice questions, writing assignments, projects, research papers, oral assessments, and discussions. This course will use the state-approved grading scale. Each course contains a mandatory final exam or culminating project that will be weighted at 20% of the student’s overall grade.***
***Proctored exams can be requested by FLVS at any time and for any reason in an effort to ensure academic integrity. When taking the exam to assess a student’s integrity, the exam must be passed with at least a 59.5% in order to earn credit for the course.
Courses subject to availability.
Pursuant to s. 1002.20, F.S.; A public school student whose parent makes written request to the school principal shall be exempted from the teaching of reproductive health or any disease, including HIV/AIDS, in accordance with the provisions of s. 1003.42(3). Learn more about the process and which courses contain subject matter where an exemption request can be made.