World Language Courses
|Spanish 1/Honors||French 1|
|Spanish 2/Honors||French 2|
|Spanish 3/Honors||French 3|
|Spanish Speakers 1/Honors|
|Spanish Speakers 2/Honors||Mandarin 1|
|AP Spanish Language||Mandarin 2|
|AP Spanish Literature||Mandarin 3|
World Languages Staff
|Chliyeh, Y||(310) 914-3500 ex.416||Teacher|
|Coleman, L||(310) 914-3500 ex.432||Spanish Teacher/AVID Class of 2016 Advisor|
|Fuqua-Caballero, D||(310) 914-3500 ex.435||Spanish Teacher|
|Jimenez, M||(310) 914-3500 ex.564||Spanish Teacher|
|Orozco, G||(310) 914-3500 ex.434||Spanish Teacher|
|Tsui, J||(310) 914-3500 ex.767||Teacher|
LAUSD/California Biliteracy Seal
Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, the Pathway to Biliteracy and the Seal of Biliteracy Awards, known collectively as the LAUSD Biliteracy Awards, have been awarded annually to LAUSD students (in grades 5, 8, and 12) who demonstrate excellence in English and in a language other than English. If you have any questions about the Biliteracy Seal see Ms. Maria Lomeli in Room G15 or email email@example.com.
All students who demonstrate achievement in learning English and one or more languages other than English through the established criteria may apply at their school to receive this recognition.
To receive this academic recognition, a student must complete and submit to the school-site Biliteracy Awards Commitee (or principal’s designee) an application form to document achievement of identified performance standards, which include a combination of assessments, course requirements, student work, and performance.
The LAUSD Seal of Biliteracy Award for 12th grade students consists of an honor cord, a seal on the diploma, and a notation on the electronic transcript.
With the Biliteracy Awards program, LAUSD joins more than 160 other school districts in a state-wide movement to promote the development of literacy in two or more languages, and officially acknowledges the value of biliteracy in our society, affirms the value of diversity, and honors the cultures of our community.
High School Seal of Biliteracy Award (Grade 12)
- Score "Proficient" or "Advanced"(numerical score of 381 or above) on the CAHSEE in English/Language Arts, or "3" or higher on any Advanced Placement (AP) English exam, and any ONE of the following:
- Score "3" or higher on any AP world language or world literature exam, or
- Complete four years (or equivalent) of LAUSD world language coursework with grade of B or higher in each semester, or
- Score "600" or higher on a SAT Subject Test in any language other than English, or
- Provide transcripts from a school outside the U.S. indicating at least three years of language arts coursework in a language other than English in grade 6 or beyond, with a grade of B or better (or its equivalent) in each semester/term, or
- Complete a LAUSD Dual Language Program from K-12, with at least 4 semesters of courses in the target language, with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, or
- For languages for which proficiency cannot be established by any of the above means: provide satisfactory evidence to the principal or her designee, establishing proficiency equivalent to any of the above criteria.
Biliteracy Awards Links of Interest
La Opinión article, "Hijos de inmigrantes en L.A. redescubren el idioma español.", feat. students and staff from Polytechnic HS. March 2015.
UCLA Newsroom article, "Patricia Gándara on the Academic, Career Benefits of Bilingualism", March 2015.
TIME article, "How the Brain Benefits from Being Bilingual", July 2013.
New York Times article, "Why Bilinguals are Smarter", March 2012.