C-NS students earn Seal of BiliteracyCongratulations to the 7 Cicero-North Syracuse High School students that recently met the requirments to earn a New York State Seal of Biliteracy on their diplomas and transcripts. The seal recognizes graduating high school students who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, spaking, reading and writing in one or more languages.
The distinction is relatively new. The New York State Board of Regents adopted it in April of 2016 because it has major benefits, including:
- Identifying high school graduates with language and biliteracy skills for employers;
- Providing universities with additional information about applicants;
- Preparing students with 21st century skills;
- Recognizing the value of world and native language instruction in schools; and
- Affirming the value of diversity in a multilingual society.
Pictured from left to right are Taylor Jacobs (Spanish), Natalie Ackerman (Spanish), Tayler Durantini (Spanish), Kelly Strong (French), Julia Port (French), Kurstin Moser (German) and Sydney Fina (Spanish).