EMUHSD Recognized for Seal of Bi-literacy
by Anne Donofrio-Holter
March 14, 2013 • 608 views
The CABE (California Association for Bilingual Education) and Californians Together presented a certificate of recognition to the El Monte Union High School District for preparing its students with the 21st century skill of communication in English and one or more other world languages.
“We are very pleased and proud to be able to offer the Seal of Bi-literacy to those students who qualify. Having a second language proficiency is a tremendous asset and opens opportunities for each recipient to contribute to our diverse and global society,” said El Monte Union High School District Superintendent Nick Salerno. “Recognizing students with a special seal on their diploma is an outstanding way to celebrate this great accomplishment.”
More than 10,000 graduating high school seniors earned the new State Seal of Bi-literacy on their diplomas this past June, marking the first time that the state has given out this award.
“In the past, school districts awarded their own seal of bi-literacy to students based on their own set of criteria,” said a CABE spokesperson. “In order to qualify for the new state seal, all students in California will need to meet a uniform set of criteria which includes strong proficiency in both the English-language arts and a world language.”
The District was congratulated on its dedication, leadership and spirit by honoring students with bi-literacy competency and serving as a model for the rest of the state and nation.
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