Seal of Biliteracy
We are excited to announce that Ankeny Community School District will award students the Seal of Biliteracy at graduation in 2020.
This award recognizes students who demonstrate an advanced level of academic proficiency in two or more languages, one of which is English. This accomplishment sets them apart from most high school graduates in the United States and sets them on the pathway to being a global citizen.
An Important Piece to College and Career Readiness
The Seal is consistent with Ankeny’s definition of college and career readiness which, in part, is the state of being fully prepared for a lifetime of personal success beyond high school, regardless of pathway after graduation. Biliteracy promotes multilingual and multicultural competence which are marketable skills that prepare students for future success. It provides students with a competitive edge in the employment market as well as increased opportunities for higher education.
We look forward to honoring these students!
Ankeny Community School District does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, military affiliation, socioeconomic status, or familial status. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to Kenneth Morris, Jr., Equity Director, 306 SW School Street, P.O. Box 189, Ankeny, IA, 50021-0189, (515) 965-9600, firstname.lastname@example.org; or the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA, 50319-0201, (515) 281-4121; or the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661.