Thursday May 18, 2017 Governor John Hickenlooper signed two bills authorizing high school diploma endorsements in STEM and Biliteracy.
The Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Diploma Endorsement (HB17-1201), sponsored by State Senator Rachel Zenzinger (D-Arvada), “authorizes a school district, board of cooperative services, district charter high school, or institute charter high school (local education provider) to grant a high school diploma endorsement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to students who demonstrate mastery in STEM.”
The Seal of Biliteracy for High School Diplomas (SB17-123), also sponsored by Zenzinger, “authorizes a school district, BOCES, or institute charter high school to grant a diploma endorsement in biliteracy to a student who demonstrates proficiency in English and at least one foreign language. The bill establishes the requirements a graduating high school student must meet to obtain the biliteracy endorsement.”
For more information on the Seal of Biliteracy, please click here or here.
by Connie J Navarro, PRESIDENT OF CCFLT.