Acero Students earn Seal of Biliteracy

At June’s meeting, the Chicago Board of Education recognized two Acero Schools students for achieving the highest scores citywide on an assessment test that measures proficiency in English and Spanish.

The students are among 422 Acero Schools students who earned Seal of Biliteracy awards this year for their proficiency in both English and Spanish.  8th graders Luz Perez and Marlene Guadian both attended Marquez Elementary School in Chicago and earned their diplomas last month. Marlene was also the 2017 winner of the Outstanding 8th Grader award from the Illinois Network for Charter Schools.

Over the last two years, the Acero schools have implemented a bi-literacy model of instruction for their students in two of their schools. This means that teachers instruct students in various subjects in both English and Spanish. The ultimate goal is that students become fluent in both languages.

Congratulations to Acero’s award-winning students!