COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 13
January 26, 2001

INFORMATIONAL
 
TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Jo Lynne DeMary
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: Revised List of Examinations for Advanced Mathematics and Technology Diploma Seal

The Board of Education approved two additional examinations for the Seal of Advanced Mathematics and Technology at its meeting on January 11, 2001. They are: International Baccalaureate Computer Science (Standard Level) and International Baccalaureate Computer Science (Higher Level).

The Advanced Mathematics and Technology Seal will be awarded to students who earn either a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma, satisfy all of the mathematics requirements for the Advanced Studies Diploma with a "B" average, and either (a) pass an examination in a career and technical education field that confers certification from a recognized industry, or trade or professional association, (b) acquire a professional license in a career and technical education field from the Commonwealth of Virginia, or (c) pass an examination approved by the board that confers college-level credit in a technology or computer science area.

In the attached file you will find the revised list of board-approved certifications and examinations for the seal. The board is conducting a student contest for designing the seal for Advanced Mathematics and Technology and for the Career and Technical Education seal. These seals will be available for students who graduate this year.

Questions concerning these seals should be addressed to Dr. Neils W. Brooks (mailto:nbrooks@pen.k12.va.us), director of the office of career and technical education, at (804)225-2847.

JLD/sgj

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