The Seal of Biliteracy is a nationally recognized award that students earn by attaining proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. The Seal of Biliteracy program is aimed at increasing student biliteracy and college and career readiness. High school students who attain the Seal of Biliteracy receive recognition on their transcript, a medal, and a diploma seal.
Families with interested students should reach out to a teacher leading the efforts at their school.
The pathways program is geared towards fifth graders in elementary school and 8th graders in middle school. Students at each of these grade levels are motivated to explore and develop their bilingualism so they can learn about the importance of earning their own Seal of Biliteracy once they graduate.
Students are tasked with creating an essay and visual presentation sharing their experiences and why bilingualism will be their superpower when they grow up.
The Seal of Biliteracy program is open to all high school students in Adams 14; this includes any student whose first language is English and is learning a second language or any student who is learning English as a second language.
Students must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening in two or more languages, in their coursework and/or through assessments as well in a world language.
Demonstrate Proficiency in English
Demonstrate Proficiency in a World Language
Save the date to join us and celebrate our students who are on the pathway and earning their Seal of Biliteracy. We will hold a ceremony on May 4, 2023, honoring the community and staff members who will share their experiences and journey into biliteracy as well as congratulating our students for their accomplishments. Both these programs are supported by the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education Department. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.