Seal of Biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy Application Link
Due April 8, 2022
For 2022 Graduates

THANK YOU FOR  YOUR INTEREST.  THIS APPLICATION IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING RESPONSES (April 12, 2022)
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The Los Gatos – Saratoga High School District is happy to announce that students in our district that are graduating in June 2022 are now eligible to receive the State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) on their high school diplomas.  Assembly Bill 815 (Brownley, Chapter 618) provides recognition to high school students who demonstrate proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English. The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by the California State Superintendent of Schools to graduating seniors, certifying proficiency in English and at least one other language. 

2021-2022 Requirements:

  • Completion all English language arts requirements for graduation with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 in those classes.
  • Proficiency in one or more languages, other than English, demonstrated through one of the following methods:
    • Passage of a world language Advanced Placement (AP) examination with a score of 3 or higher, or an International Baccalaureate (IB) examination with a score of 4 or more.
    • Successful completion of a four-year high school course of study in a world language, attaining an overall GPA 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.
    • Passage of the relevant AP test with a score of 3 or higher (submit relevant documentation to [email protected] by April 1, 2022).
    • Passage of the SAT II world language examination with a score of 600 or higher  (submit relevant documentation to [email protected] by April 1, 2022).
  • In addition to the requirements mentioned above, if the primary language of a pupil is other than English, he or she shall demonstrate English proficiency on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), or any previous or successor state English language proficiency assessment, in transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, or any of grades 1 to 12, inclusive (California Education Code Section 51461).