Seal of Biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy

In awarding the Seal of Biliteracy to outstanding young leaders, LGSUHSD seeks to:

Encourage students to develop biliteracy skills by revitalizing and promoting world language instruction in LGSUHSD schools

Recognize & honor the rich and diverse language assets at LGSUHSD

Encourage the development of dual language immersion programs and foreign, native, and heritage language programs in schools

Provide employers with a method of identifying people with language and bilteracy skills

Selection Criteria

Students who qualify to receive the Seal of Biliteracy will be notified by their school during the spring semester.
Any student who believes they qualify, but has not been contacted, may contact an administrator at their school site.

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Successful completion of all high school graduation requirements, including successful completion of all English Language Arts requiremenst, with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in those courses

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Score of 3 or 4 (met or exceeded standards) on the English Language Arts SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) Assessment. Students who opted out of the SBAC will not be eligible for the Seal of Biliteracy in their senior year.

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And one of the following must be met:

  • A score of "3" or better on the AP (Advanced Placement) exam for a foreign language.
  • Successful completion of the District's approved four-year course of study in the same world language, receiving an academic grade of "A" or "B" per semester (or "Credit" for Spring 2020).
  • SAT II (600 or better in a language other than English)

English-Language Learners

If the primary language of a grade 0-12 pupil is other than English, they shall do both of the following in order to qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy:

Attain an overall proficiency level of a 4 on the most recent ELPAC assessment.

Meet the requirements above.

Award & Recognition Components

LGSUHSD Certificate of Biliteracy

State Seal of Biliteracy on the high school diploma