Seal of Biliteracy

The Los Gatos – Saratoga High School District students in our district 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. 

To qualify, students must:

  1. Complete all English language arts requirements for graduation with an overall grade point average of 2.0 in those classes.

  2. Score at the “Standard Met” or “Standard Exceed” on Smarter Balanced Assessment in English Language Arts/Literacy given in grade 11.

  3. Be proficient in one or more languages in addition to English as demonstrated through ONE of the following options: 

  • Pass a foreign language AP exam with a score of 3 or higher
  • Complete the district’s approved consecutive four-year course of study in the same foreign language and attain an overall GPA of 3.0 or above in those courses (verified by transcript)
  • Pass the SAT II foreign language exam with a score of 600 or higher. Tests are available for the following languages:  Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Italian, German, Hebrew, Korean, Latin

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