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Indiana Department of Education Celebrates Inaugural Group of Students With Certificate Of Multilingual Proficiency
Updated May 20, 2017 6:30 PM
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - The Indiana Department of Education celebrated the State's first ever cohort of students to receive a certificate in multilingual proficiency. Multilingual proficiency refers to having a functional level of proficiency in both the English language and one or more other languages.

"We live in a world where opportunities to prepare our students for success on a global level give them an edge," said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. "I am proud of these students for their hard work to receive this certificate. If their commitment to earning this is reflective of their approach to life, I know they will go on to accomplish great things."

The Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency is a recognition program and validation of student achievement in language proficiency both in English and another language. This is a celebration for both world language students and English Learners alike as both work hard to develop sustained functional abilities in a new language. Indiana's Certificate asks that students achieve an
Intermediate High level of proficiency which is based on the ACTFL Proficiency Scale found here. The following list of schools delineates the Indiana high schools that have opted to honor the graduates of the Class of 2017 by participating in the Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency program.

For the 2016-17 school year, an estimated 700 students will be awarded the Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency.

Participating High Schools

  • Bremen High School

  • Carmel High School

  • Cathedral High School

  • Churubusco High School

  • Frankfort High School

  • Garrett High School

  • Greencastle High School

  • Greensburg Community High School

  • Huntington North High School

  • Indiana Connections Academy

  • Indianapolis Metropolitan High School

  • Kokomo High School

  • Lawrence Central High School

  • Lawrence North High School

  • Logansport High School

  • Loogootee High School

  • Madison Grant Jr.-Sr. High School

  • Manchester Jr.-Sr. High School

  • Martinsville High School

  • Merrillville High School

  • MTI School of Knowledge

  • Plymouth High School

  • River Forest High School

  • Tippecanoe Valley High School

  • Vincennes Lincoln High School

  • Waldron Jr.-Sr. High School

  • Warren Central High School

  • West Noble High School

  • Westfield High School

The Indiana Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency is an award made by a participating school corporation, charter school or accredited nonpublic high school designating on a student's transcript the student has attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English. The Certificate confirms the attainment of proficiency in multiple languages by students for employers and universities. It is a statement of accomplishment that helps to signal evidence of a student's readiness for career and college, and for engagement as a global citizen.

For more information on the Certificate of Multilingual Proficiency, visit: For a complete list of participating schools, please visit:

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