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Feb. 24: Learn about the new BC Seal of Biliteracy

Filed in BCHS by on February 12, 2021

The district’s World Languages and English Language Arts (ELA) departments will host an online information session to discuss the district’s new Seal of Biliteracy. The session will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and is intended for students in grades 9-12 and their families. 

Beginning with the Class of 2021, eligible students at Bethlehem Central High School will now be able to earn a New York State Seal of Biliteracy. The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English. 

The goal of the NYS Seal of Biliteracy is to:

  • highlight the achievement of multilingual students;
  • prepare students with 21st century skills;
  • recognize the value of world and home language instruction in our schools; and
  • identify high school graduates with language and biliteracy skills for employers or universities.