NYS Seal of Biliteracy

NYS Seal of Biliteracy
Posted on 11/09/2020
NYS Seal of Biliteracy

Brockport Central Schools is pleased to announce participation in the New York State Seal of Biliteracy Program (NYSSB). In recognition of the importance of a love of languages, biliteracy and a culturally diverse community, many states are offering pathways to earn this accredited honor. The NYSSB honors high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages, in addition to English. This distinction will be celebrated on graduation day with a diploma endorsement and the opportunity to wear a medallion.

Who is eligible?

The Seal of Biliteracy is awarded to high school students who demonstrate mastery of two languages (one is English) through the completion of a variety of checkpoints. In collaboration with the NYSSB Committee, World Language Teachers and the counseling department, students will be supported throughout the process.

Why participate?

• Become a global citizen

• Celebrate a love for languages

• Celebrate cultural diversity

• Enhance college applications and scholarship opportunities

• Engage in civic readiness

• Honor your heritage/home language

• Increase future employment opportunities

• Reach 21st century skills

• Strive to excel in your second language

How do I apply?

Interested students will need to apply by November 30 of their junior or senior year. Students can plan early by setting personal goals and selecting appropriate courses. If you would like additional information or have questions please contact Marlea Bahantka, BCSD Spanish teacher and NYSSB Building Coordinator at marlea.bahantka@bcs1.org.  

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