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LBHS Students Earn Seal of Biliteracy and Seal of Civic Readiness

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Forty-four high school seniors successfully completed all the requirements necessary to receive the Seal of Biliteracy from the New York State Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages. This distinction recognizes students who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English.

This is the fourth year that the school offered this opportunity to students enrolled in French, Italian and Spanish. According to the New York State Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages, the Seal of Biliteracy’s intent is to encourage the study of languages, to identify high school graduates with language and biliteracy skills for employers, to provide universities with additional information about applicants seeking admission and placement, to prepare students with 21st-century skills, to recognize the value of world, classical and home language instruction in schools, and to affirm the value of diversity in a multilingual society.

In addition, 57 students earned the Seal of Civic Readiness from the New York State Education Department, which signifies a commitment to democratic interpersonal and intrapersonal values, virtues, attitudes, beliefs and informed actions that promote and facilitate meaningful participation in civic life. To earn the Seal of Civic Readiness, students completed a variety of civic and service-learning projects, as well as completed several courses in social studies. Twenty-five of the above-mentioned students earned both the Seal of Biliteracy and Seal of Civic Readiness.

The students were celebrated on June 10 during a morning ceremony where they received seals and medallions to wear for graduation to signify their proficiency in language studies.

Date Added: 6/22/2022