The district is proud to announce that 24 students from Central High School completed the requirements for the New York State Seal of Biliteracy.
Students presented cultural comparisons to a panel of teachers and administrators in person and via Microsoft Teams led by Central High School Seal of Biliteracy coordinator Marisa Díaz y Díaz. The presentations were conducted in French and Spanish, followed by an extensive question and answer session by the panel.
The students focused their cultural comparisons on countries such Canada, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, France, México, Perú, Puerto Rico and Spain with The United States. Topics included personal and public identities, cultural identity, heroes, family structure, contemporary life, socio-cultural effect of soccer, literature movements, Coronavirus, architecture, technology, human rights, police, religion, food, dance, languages, environmental issues, celebrations, education, racism and health care systems.
This distinction 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 intent of the NYSSB is to encourage the study of languages; identify high school graduates with language and biliteracy skills for employers; provide universities with additional information about applicants seeking admission; prepare students with 21st century skills; recognize the value of foreign and native language instruction in schools; and affirm the value of diversity in a multilingual society.
Congratulations to all students who earned this distinction.