The AATSP has several opportunities for student involvement.
Each year The AATSP sponsors a poster contest
for all K-12 students of AATSP members in good standing. It is an excellent opportunity for classroom activity and student recognition. It's also a great way to engage the enthusiasm of our youngest students!
The National Spanish Examinations
(NSE) are web-based, standardized assessment tools for Grades 6 -12, given voluntarily by over 3400 teachers throughout the United States to measure proficiency and achievement of students who are studying Spanish as a second language.
The National Portuguese Examination
(NPE) is a communicative proficiency-based tool that engages the students in reading, speaking, and writing. It is intended for High School students of Portuguese.
The Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica
(SHH) is an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and Portuguese and is sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Formally organized as the Spanish National Honor Society in 1953, the name was changed in 1959. At present there are over 2,000 national and international chapters.
The Sociedad Hispánica de Amistad
(SHA) is a new organization for elementary and middle school students and their teachers. In order to have a chapter, the teachers must be members of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, our parent organization.