Two Students Earn The Global Seal of Biliteracy
Two Saint James School students of the Class of 2021 have earned the prestigious honor of the Global Seal of Biliteracy. According to Spanish instructor, Mrs. Rhea Grate, both students worked very hard to achieve this level of language fluency.
Sumner Brown earned the highest score in all four categories tested: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. He has earned the Working Fluency status. This has been achieved after only 3 years of high school instruction.
Aubrey Wright earned the Functional Fluency status. She finished Spanish 4 during the 2019 – 2020 school year (including one quarter of fully remote learning).
According to The Global Biliteracy Seal website, “In a global society where intercultural communication has become increasingly important, the Global Seal provides a unique and recognizable certification of language skills. The Global Seal of Biliteracy provides a universally consistent and inclusive micro-credential to increase opportunity for bilinguals from middle school through adulthood. It is our hope that those with language proficiency will credential their skills at one of our three certification levels and then continue to grow their skills in order to ‘Level Up’.”
Saint James School offers several World Languages, including Spanish. It is offered up to Spanish 4.