Global Language and Leadership Program
Welcome to the Global Language andLeadership Program (GLLP)
at El Capitan High School
Chivas Powers, class 2019 on stage in Beijing as part of the International Confucius Competition
Overview of GLLP
Community and Global Leadership
Capstone Project and Internships
Opportunities to Travel and Study Abroad
Biliteracy or Triliteracy Seal
The Global Language & Leadership Program at El Capitan High School provides an innovative and rigorous course of study for students who are interested in further developing multiple language proficiencies in high school. Our goal is to provide a dynamic, international perspective to students who wish to continue with rigorous language and cultural studies from their middle schools. El Capitan High School offers a flexible choice of AP courses and content in the target languages of study.
Students are exposed to multiple options for high-level language studies, global issues across all course disciplines, flexible opportunities for study abroad, career internships at the local level, and project-based learning. By pursuing the path of the GLLP, they will exceed the requirements for the UC/CSU system and earn the seal of biliteracy or triliteracy on a specialized diploma upon graduation.
While enrolled in the Global Language & Leadership Program, students can remain involved in a variety of high school experiences. Schedules will be flexible enough that language immersion students can take a variety of AP classes, while also participating in athletics, performing and visual arts, ASB, AVID, and CTE. Technology will be an integral component for all grade levels. Students enrolled in the GLL Program will meet or exceed the UC/CSU requirements for graduation.
Incoming GLLP students will select a language specialization, just as they would select a college major. Interested students may select a secondary language emphasis, like a minor course of study at the university level.
Innovation Award for Collaboration Winner 2017
AP Program at El Capitan
- 17 different AP classes are offered, for Freshmen to Seniors
- 17% one-year increase in the number of AP tests passed (47% increase since 2009)
- 22% one-year increase in the number of AP tests taken (55% increase since 2009)
- In 2012, El Capitan had 3 AP National Scholars, 15 AP Scholars with Distinction, 12 AP Scholars with Honor, and 17 AP Scholars.
- When measuring success by number of AP tests passed, El Capitan was #1 in the district in 2012 in three subjects, and among the top three schools in the district in eight subjects.
"My son was involved in the Chinese Bridge Competition as a freshman. Yesterday, he competed again as a junior. Watching him perform with such an enthusiastic presence and confidence was amazing. I want to thank Ms. Chang for all of her efforts on every level - such an inspiration to her students, and to see all of the hard work pay off was wonderful."