Please check back frequently throughout the school year for updates regarding 2019 graduation.
On the morning of Tuesday, September 25, seniors gathered for a presentation regarding how to order their caps and gowns. Information regarding announcements, as well as many other senior class products was available, too. Seniors were given a packet of information at that assembly, with the order form, to take home and review with you.
During lunch (11:47 am - 12:26 pm) on Thursday and Friday, December 13 and 14, Jostens representatives will be on campus, just outside the Community Room, to assist students with their graduation orders. This is the last time Jostens will be on campus to collect orders.
This is an exciting time for seniors!
SEAL OF BILITERACY:
SUSD offers the Seal of Biliteracy to eligible seniors. 30 states, to date, have adopted this program, designed to recognize students who achieve profieiency in English plus at least one additional language. The seal is placed on the student's diploma, and noted on the student's transcript.
World Language student must meet the following requirements to qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy:
English Language Arts Requirements:
- Student must take 4 years of ELA courses
- Student must have an overall 2.0 GPA in ELA classes on a 4.0 scale
- Student must pass AZMerit at Proficient or above
If student primary home language is other than English, the student shall obtain a score of proficiency on the AZELLA
Required Cut Scores for STAMP Assessment:
- Pass the STAMP Assessment in chosen language with the required cut scores
Spanish and French Languages: Attain a score of 5 or higher in all four categories
Mandarin and Japanese Languages: Attain a score of 4 or higher in writing and reading and a score of 5 or higher for speaking and listening
- Attain a score of 3 or higher on the AP Exam
Sign-up in the bookstore to test in February. There is a $20 fee. All level IV World Language students have already tested, but can sign-up to test again if did not pass. Those who sign-up will receive more details as the test approaches. DEADLINE TO SIGN-UP: December 4, 2018.