The district is proud to announce that 18 students from South High School completed the requirements for the New York State Seal of Biliteracy.
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 twenty-first century skills; recognize the value of foreign and native language instruction in schools; and affirm the value of diversity in a multilingual society.
South students presented cultural comparisons to a panel of teachers, guidance counselors and administrators. The presentations were conducted entirely in Spanish and Italian and the topics presented reflected the AP Spanish and Italian Language and Culture themes. This includes Beauty and Aesthetics, Science and Technology, Families and Communities, Contemporary Life, Science and Technology, and Person and Public Identities. In addition, comparisons were made with Italy, Colombia, Venezuela, Spain, The Dominican Republic, and Costa Rica.
Congratulations to all students who earned this distinction.