Seal of BiliteracySince 2012 the district has presented the State Seal of Biliteracy to each graduating high school student who has attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages in addition to English.
Update (May 4, 2020)Attention Seniors : You may still continue to submit your application for the California State Seal of Biliteracy. However, if you submit your application after 3:00 PM on May 4, 2020 you will need to schedule a time with Juanita Saldana (Coordinator of Intervention & EL Support) to receive your seal. Due to time constraints the Seal will not be available to attach to your high school diploma at the time you receive your diploma.
COVID-19 update for State Seal of Biliteracy (Update 4/13/2020)
The California Department of Education has announced that there will NOT be any changes to the requirements for the State Seal of Biliteracy amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Please continue to submit your State Seal of Biliteracy applications to your counselor or they can be directly emailed to Juanita Saldana (Coordinator of Intervention & EL Support) at firstname.lastname@example.org Applications and any supporting documents can be emailed as scanned documents or saved as picture formats.
For your convenience a Google form application for the State Seal of Biliteracy has also been created. You can either submit your paper application by the methods provided previously (scan or picture) or by Google form. Do not submit both paper applications and Google form.
Application deadline extended to April 24, 2020.
The California Department of Education has added new criteria to the California State Seal of Biliteracy recognition. Students must show proficiency in one or more languages, other than English, by demonstrating the following:
Successful completion of a four-year high school course of study in a foreign (world) language, attaining an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in that course of study, and demonstration of oral proficiency in the language comparable to that required to pass an AP or IB examination.
If you have any questions about the California State Seal of Biliteracy, contact Juanita Saldana at email@example.com.
Seniors who are currently enrolled in a Level 4 Foreign Language class for the 2019-2020 school year qualify for this sub-criterion.
Seniors who previously took a Level 4 Foreign Language class in prior school years can still qualify for this sub-criterion by contacting their Level 4 Foreign Language teacher and re-assessing with this year’s class assessment (which contains the oral exam that is equivalent to AP or IB).
Students may also qualify for this criterion by meeting one of the following:
- Passing an Advanced Placement exam in any foreign language with a score of 3 or higher.
- Passing an International Baccalaureate exam in any foreign language with a score of 4 or higher.
- Passing the SAT II Subject Test in Foreign Language with a score of 600 or higher.