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FUSD's Class of 2020 Earns State Accolades
Posted 5/28/20

The Fremont Unified School District (FUSD) is proud to celebrate the special accomplishments of some of its students in the graduating Class of 2020.  


Among its high school seniors, 1,195 graduates will receive the Golden State Seal Merit Diploma. Of FUSD’s 2,455-member senior class, nearly one-half will receive this unique recognition.


Issued by the California Department of Education each spring, the Golden State Seal Merit Diploma was established in 1997 to provide recognition to public school graduates who have demonstrated a superior level of performance in English, mathematics, science, and U.S. History on Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments, course grades, and/or results from assessments produced by private providers.


In addition to the Golden State Seal Merit, 487 FUSD seniors qualified to receive the State Seal of Biliteracy.  In 2012, California was the first state in the nation to create this program, and it has since been emulated across the country, recognizing high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in languages other than English. This year’s graduates earned the awards in American Sign Language, Chinese, French, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Tamil.


Both the Golden State Seal and the Seal of Biliteracy are unique gold-embossed insignias affixed to each qualifying student’s diploma. Students earning these accolades will receive special recognition in the form of the official insignia on their high school diplomas as well as on their transcripts. 


“Congratulations to all our students for these impressive accomplishments, and thanks to the State of California for creating these valuable programs helping to prepare graduates for a rapidly-changing world,” said FUSD Acting Superintendent, Dr. Raúl Zamora. “Our District and those around the state take great pride in seeing these students leave school ready to communicate with businesses, educators and leaders from around the world.”