Two hundred and sixty-three Farmingdale High School seniors were awarded The NYS Seal of Civic Readiness during an assembly on Tuesday, June 14, attended by administrators, staff, and board of education members.
The mission of the New York State Education Department is “to raise the knowledge, skill, and opportunity of all people in New York.” In alignment with this mission, every public school seeks to graduate students prepared for college, career, and to be civic-ready.
Civic readiness is the ability to make a positive difference in the public life of our communities through the combination of civic knowledge, skills and actions, mindsets, and experiences.
Farmingdale School District was selected by New York State's Department of Education (NYSED) for the Civic Seal of Readiness Pilot Program. Only nine long island high schools were given this opportunity.
The NYS Seal of Civic Readiness recognizes students who have developed their understanding of civic responsibility and have been able to successfully apply the related knowledge and skills through coursework, clubs, extracurricular activities, or work. By reflecting upon their own learning and demonstrating how their civic involvement has impacted others and themselves, students are better equipped to build on these skills after graduation.