LEAP students received the 2017-2018 Seal of Biliteracy Award from NJ Department of Education

June 22, 2018

LEAP Academy has been a strong supporter of the New Jersey Department of Education Seal of Biliteracy Program since its inception and has students certified in: Spanish, French, and Chinese. The program was established to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more world languages, in addition to English. Students who demonstrate proficiency receive a certificate from the New Jersey Department of Education and recognition on their official high school transcript.

The State Seal of Biliteracy certifies that a high school graduate has:

  • Demonstrated proficiency in English by meeting English language arts graduation requirements (PARCC/ SAT) or attained the appropriate score on the ACCESS for ELLs assessment (for English Language Learners only); and
  • Demonstrated a linguistic proficiency level of at least Intermediate Mid according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Proficiency Guidelines, or demonstrated a level deemed equivalent to Intermediate Mid for languages such as American Sign Language or Native American languages.

2017-2018 academic year the prestigious Seal of Biliteracy Award recipients are:

  • Lismely Figueroa- Spanish
  • Yanlin Xie- Chinese
  • Isaiah Quinones- Spanish
  • Elizabeth Nunez- Spanish
  • Saray Brito- Spanish
  • Gazuel Cruz- Spanish
  • Neida Fernandez- Spanish
  • Peter Riera- Spanish
  • Dahiana Urena- Spanish