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#ThrowbackThursday | Last month, in all the excitement around graduations and t…

#ThrowbackThursday | Last month, in all the excitement around graduations and the end of the school year, we did not have a chance to highlight a unique group of 2019 graduates.

This year, twelve 27J seniors were the first ever to graduate from our schools with a special distinction–a Colorado Seal of Biliteracy endorsement.

The Seal of Biliteracy, signed into law in 2017, promotes the study of world languages and encourages the acquisition of literacy skills in multiple languages.

Congratulations to the 2019 graduates who were the first in 27J to earn this endorsement: (from Prairie View High School) Avril Cruz, Yaneth Dominguez Caraveo, Natalie Diaz Loya, Jazmin Gomez, Camila Jimenez, Hadamarys Martinez Loya, Mariana Montalvan, Mariana Duque Montoya, Joana Quintana, Antonio Saucido-Alcantar Jr., Viviana Soto, and (from Brighton High School, SD27J) Angel Dario Zamarron.

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The Seal of Biliteracy is awarded to students who: demonstrate bilingualism and biliteracy in both English and an additional world language, maintain a 3.0 or higher in English language arts classes, pass the SAT Evidence-based reading and writing exam with at least a score of 470, and pass an AP World Language exam with a score of 3 or higher.

Students interested in working towards the Seal of Biliteracy, can fill out an online application at the following: https://tinyurl.com/27JsealofBiliteracy.


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