South Medford students to receive language accolade

May 30, 2017 by  

A trio of seniors from South Medford High School in Medford, Oregon will be receiving the Biliteracy Seal from the Oregon Department of Education when they graduate.

The Biliteracy Seal is an award that is given to students who have proven that they are proficient in two or more languages before they have graduated.

The students who receive the biliteracy award first have to go through the Biliteracy Seal program, which tests them to see if they can speak, write, read, and understand the second language for which they will be receiving the award.

According to Camille Schuler, the AP Literature and English teacher at South Medford High School:

“There are a lot of bilingual students, there are a lot of bilingual adults, but it’s the literacy component, it’s the ability to be able to read and write in a second language.”

They plan on using these skills to help them acquire jobs and to help them throughout their careers.

Along with the three students from South Medford High School, 10 students from North Medford High School will also be receiving the Biliteracy Seal. These schools belong to the 10 districts that have participated in the program. More information on the Biliteracy Seal and its logo design can be found on the Seal of Biliteracy website.