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Pursue the Seal of Biliteracy

What is the Seal of Biliteracy?

The State of Colorado passed Senate Bill 17-123, enabling school districts to award a diploma endorsement in biliteracy to any graduate who attains proficiency in English and another language. Earning the seal of biliteracy recognizes students for their dedication to learning multiple languages and cultures.

Value and benefits of earning the Colorado Seal of Biliteracy:

  • To encourage students to study languages
  • To honor the diversity that exists within Adams 12 Five Star Schools
  • To prepare students with the skills they need to excel and thrive in a global community
  • To enable students to showcase their language proficiency to colleges, universities and employers

Who can earn the Seal?

It is available to all students who attain proficiency in English and any additional language(s) as defined by the requirements:

1) DEMONSTRATE LITERACY IN ENGLISH BY COMPLETING THE FOLLOWING: 2) DEMONSTRATE LITERACY IN A WORLD LANGUAGE:
Criteria (one of these) Score
SAT English portion 470 or higher
AP English Language Test 3 or higher
AP English Literature Test 3 or higher
IB English Test 4 or higher
- AND -
Earn a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all English classes (4.0 Credits)
Criteria Score
AP World Language Test 3 or higher
IB World Language portion 4 or higher
Complete level 4 World Language 3.0 GPA or higher
Pass AAPPL exam at I-4 or higher

If none of these options exist within the Five Star District, the student may request a meeting with the World Language Department to determine additional options to meet the requirement.

How do I apply?

Applications for students graduating in 2020 are due January 24, 2020. The application can be found attached here below this article. Please contact your World Language or English Language Development teacher with questions.


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File Biliteracy application and approval.docx66.92 KB12/17/2019
PDF icon Biliteracy Flyer.pdf557.41 KB12/17/2019