Having skills in multiple languages brings an invaluable advantage to graduating high school students as they head out into the world. Now, a newly established recognition by the state of California helps shine a spotlight on 96 students in Butte County who have worked hard to achieve bilingual and multilingual skills.
The State Seal of Biliteracy established by assembly bill 815, became effective January of last year. In order for a student to qualify for the seal they have to have a 3.0 GPA or higher, score proficient or above in the state English language arts exams or by passing advanced placement exams in the world languages they studied.
An awards ceremony for the students took place at the Butte County Office of Education behind the building outside on the lawn. the key note speaker Maris Thompson who is a professor at Chico State, informed the students how well off they already are just by knowing more than one language.
For more information on the State Seal of Biliteracy we've put a link on our website.