Please check back frequently throughout the school year for updates regarding 2019 graduation.
CAPS AND GOWNS:
Jostens will be distributing Caps and Gowns to Seniors on Thursday, May 23, after the Senior Breakfast. At Saguaro. Room 211. 10:00 - 11:15 AM.
The commencement ceremony for the class of 2019 will be on Thursday evening, May 30, 2019. It will be in our Saguaro Stadium and will start at 7:45 PM. Information will be made available as it is received.
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.