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World Languages

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 


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.