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NNPS graduates earn Seal of Biliteracy
Ready for global workforce

(07/12/2017) -Over 70 Newport News graduates earned the Virginia Board of Education's Diploma Seal of Biliteracy demonstrating a high level of proficiency in English and one or more world languages. The Seal of Biliteracy symbolizes the graduates' ability to communicate and interact with diverse communities locally and abroad, preparing graduates for careers, college and global engagement.

Seventy-three 2017 graduates earned the seal with an additional 15 graduates potentially qualifying once they receive their Advanced Placement test scores. In addition to the June graduates, 61 students have qualified to earn the seal upon graduation and 59 Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate juniors are awaiting their qualifying scores.

To earn the Diploma Seal of Bilteracy, students must successfully pass all Standards of Learning tests in English reading and writing at the proficient level or higher; and earn proficiency at the intermediate or higher level in one or more world language tests other than English.