2022 NYSSB Reception Photos

  • New Hartford Central School District is now a proud participant of the New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) program. New York State is a place that holds a rich linguistic and cultural heritage, with students speaking over 200 languages! The New York State Legislature established the NYSSB in 2012 with the first set of graduates earning the Seal in the 2015-16 school year. The NYSSB is awarded to students who have met the criteria established by the Board of Regents and attend a school that participates in the program. The NYSSB is affixed to a student’s high school diploma and is available at no cost to the student.

    The intent of the NYSSB is to:

    • Affirm the value of diversity in a multilingual society;
    • Encourage the study of languages;
    • Identify high school graduates with multilingualism and multiliteracy skills for employers;
    • Provide universities with additional information about applicants seeking admission;
    • Prepare students with twenty-first-century skills; and 
    • Recognize the value of world and home language instruction.

    For more information on the NYSSB program, please use the link below to be directed to the NYS Education Department's Webpage.

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