VISION: Communicative and cultural competency in more than one language is essential for success in the modern world. Clark County School District World Language students will increase their communicative abilities and their cultural literacy through spontaneous, real-world communication opportunities and cultural investigations.
MISSION: The mission of the Department of World Languages at the Clark County School District is to provide opportunities for students to develop proficiency and communication skills in a target language, as well as an understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures, in order to participate effectively in a multilingual, multicultural society.
- Cultivate communicative and literacy-based skills in the target language for interaction in a variety of settings for multiple purposes.
- Develop cultural competency and understanding through investigation, reflection, and comparison of target cultures and languages for participation in a multilingual, multicultural world. Connect with other disciplines through access and evaluation of information in the target language.
Seal of Biliteracy
About the Seal
The Clark County School District’s Curriculum and instruction Division, in collaboration with the Nevada Department of Education, identifies candidates for this award, verifies their language skills, and publicly recognizes students for exemplary achievement.
- Encourage students to study world languages
- Certify attainment of biliteracy
- Provide employers with a method of identifying people with language and biliteracy skills
- Provide universities with a method to recognize and award academic credit to applicants seeking admission
- Prepare students with 21st century skills
- Recognize and promote world language instruction in public schools
- Strengthen intergroup relationships, affirm the value of diversity, and honor the multiple cultures and languages of a community
What is biliteracy?
The Seal of Biliteracy opens up a sea of vast opportunities for those pursuing higher education or joining the workforce. As the world increasingly becomes more global, the need for employees with bilingual and multilingual skills has also been increasing.
Employers seek bilingual or multilingual individuals for reasons such as:
- Accessing expanding markets
- Better serving customer needs
- Reaching particular and wider ranges of audiences
- Opening a channel of communication with customers
- Complete all high school graduation requirements
- Complete all semesters of English with a 2.0 or higher GPA
- Demonstrate proficiency in one or more languages other than English by fulfilling one of the following options:
- Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exam with a score of 3 or above
- International Baccalaureate (IB) World Language exam with a score of 4 or above
- Foreign government or Native American tribe language exam with a passing score
- District-approved language examination with a passing score
District-approved language examinations will be scheduled and proctored by individual schools in coordination with the CCSD Curriculum and Instruction Division.
- Seal of Recognition
- Seal on Diploma
- Transcript Notation