May 16, 2019 Achievements

SCCSD Recognizes First Graduates to Earn Seal of Biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy

[vc_single_image image=”306049″ img_size=”medium” alignment=”center”]The 2018-19 school year is the first academic year the Seal of Biliteracy has been made available to students in the Sioux City Community School District (SCCSD). The Seal of Biliteracy is earned by graduates who have attained proficiency in two or more languages, one being English.

To earn the Seal of Biliteracy, SCCSD students must complete requirements for AP language and culture, pass the AP Spanish language and culture exam with a minimum score of 3, and complete District determined requirements. Students that fulfill these criteria earn the Seal of Biliteracy on their diploma and a graduation cord.

SCCSD awards the Seal of Biliteracy for 2018-19 to the following students:

Eduardo Ramiez, East High School

Edgar Becerra Vizcarra, North High School

Anndea Boetger, North High School

Moises Cortez, North High School

Jose Garcia, North High School

Angelica Garcia Herrera, North High School

Jessica Gonzalez, North High School

Armando Gonzalez-Diego, North High School

Juanna Gutierrez, North High School

Brittney Hughes, North High School

Christian Lopez, North High School

Estefany Martinez, North High School

Jessica Montoya, North High School

Natividad Mora, North High School

Orlando Moreno-Verdin, North High Schhol

Jose Perez, North High School

Morelia Perez-Felipe, North High School

Miguel Quinonez, North High School

Janette Ramirez-Robles, North High School

Gabriel Rodriguez Brambila, North High School

Jose Ruelas, North High School

Nathaly Samaniego, North High School

Jose Sebastian Benitez, North High School

Fernando Soto Martinez, North High School

Antony Tran, North High School

Valeria Diaz Galindo, West High School

Sofia Luna, West High School

Leslie Morales, West High School

Gabrielle Ponce, West High School

The Seal of Biliteracy recognizes the value of language diversity & cultural identity, prepares students with 21st century skills that will benefit them in the labor market and the global society, and provides employers, universities, and grant/scholarship providers with a method to recognize applicants for their dedication to attainment of Biliteracy.

The Seal of Biliteracy, designated by the Iowa Department of Education, will be recognized statewide. The honor focuses not on “seat time” or completion of language courses; it relies on demonstrating proficiency in a given language. Additional information can be found at