GRIMSLEY'S HEBREW CLASS UNLIKE ANY OTHER
Some students studying Hebrew at Grimsley High want to better understand their culture.
Or become fluent. Or better understand the Torah and the Bible. Or learn about an entirely different culture and language.
Whatever their reasons, students can’t take the course anywhere else in Guilford County Schools. Or any other public school in the state, according to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
Grimsley offers six levels of Hebrew in three classes with about 40 students enrolled.
The program will earn even more distinction this fall with the addition of an International Baccalaureate class.
Six schools in the United States have students registered to take IB exams for which they might earn college credit, according to an IB spokeswoman.
“Grimsley has a star — not in me, but in the Hebrew program,” said Rina Wolfgang , who has taught the class for about five years.