Global Language and Leadership Program
Welcome to the Global Language andLeadership Program (GLLP) at El Capitan High School!
GLLP student 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 Medical Technology. 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.
Abigail Anders Kelly Logan
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.
Chinese Theater in Mandarin
Innovation Award for Collaboration Winner 2017
Upper Left Video- Collaboration Award for GLLP for Collaboration with Lakeside Unified School District
Upper Right Video- Triliteracy at LSUSD
Right Video- From Start to End; the K-12 Immersion Pathway
"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." Marti Wilmot , GLLP parent
"I have been able to understand other people better and been able to communicate and relate to them on a deeper level." Holly Day, GLLP student
"My advice to middle school parents who wonder if they should continue? Just do it! It may be hard at first but its totally worth it." Savana Shellberg , GLLP student
"I am in the Global Language and Leadership Program because I got interested in the history and culture of other countries. I also want to graduate as a bilingual with the specialized diploma and be proud that I speak two languages. " Valeria Hernandez, GLLP student
"We are like a family." Jordan Grandy, GLLP student
"By learning a different culture I have been able to expand my points of view on life by learning things from different perspectives. Learning another culture also helps me learn about how are all different yet the same." Carolinh Calvert, GLLP student