In addition to the German curricula content, the elementary school schedule contains four lessons in either Russian or Latvian in order to meet the requirements of Latvia's elementary school law. The parents have to select if the child shall either study Russian or Latvian. Both languages are offered for native speakers, as well as for beginners. Starting with 3rd grade, an optional fifth lesson will become available, during which the child will learn the mathematical terms in the respective language. This will prepare children who wish to take the entrance exam into a Latvian gymnasium.