Starting this year there will be an opportunity for seniors with high proficiency in two or more languages at graduation. The New York State Seal of Biliteracy recognizes graduating students with a Regents Diploma who maintain a high level of reading, writing, and listening in any other language in addition to English. Proficiency in another language means the other language can easily be one spoken at home or fluency in the language studied in school.
In order to get the NYS Seal of Biliteracy students must earn three points for each language. Students who would like to pursue the NYS Seal of BIliteracy would have to do a presentation on the language they were studying. For any students who would do the presentation in another language other than English there would be an interpreter in the one specific language.
Students who are eligible for this are doing their presentation in many different including Spanish and Somali. Once everything is done you have accomplished a seal on your diploma. For students who received the application and agreement and are interested, make sure to give the application to Dr. Boyle by April 1st or sooner. Counselors are encouraging the students eligible for this opportunity to take it.