Bryan County High School seniors Trinity Curry and Breanna Hodges recently completed their capstone project for the International Skills Diploma Seal in front of a panel of school leaders and their faculty mentors.
The presentations discussed their travels, extra-curricular activities and community service that the students have participated in throughout their high school career. Spanish teachers Roman Czerwinski and Jeff Smith guided the students through the process.
“The experience allows students to expand their knowledge beyond the classroom,” Czerwinski said. “Through the work of supportive parents and our local community, we are able to provide these educational opportunities for our students.”
From the Georgia Department of Education website:
To be awarded the International Skills Diploma Seal from the Georgia Department of Education, students need to complete:
*At least three credits in the same world language and/or ESOL
*At least four credits of coursework with an international focus (examples: international economics, world/non-U.S. history, world geography, comparative literatures)
*At least four extra-curricular activities and experiences with global themes and/or in global contexts (examples: exchange programs, international and language clubs
*20 hours of community service involving a global/cross-cultural public service project (example: fundraising for an international nonprofit organization)
The International Skills Diploma Seal is awarded to graduating high school students who complete an international education curriculum and engage in extracurricular activities and experiences that foster the achievement of global competencies. It is a signal to employers and higher education institutions that a student is prepared to participate in the global economy.