Seniors: State Seal of Biliteracy Award Application - Deadline: May 7, 2021!

Posted by: Erin Rowan 1 month ago

Speaking Another Language… a critical 21st century skill!

Coronado High School Students!

Are you working towards being bilingual/trilingual or already are?
If so, you can be recognized for your efforts upon graduation through an award that will be given at this year’s CHS graduation. It is called the California State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) - a special seal that will be affixed to the diploma of students who meet the criteria and put onto your official transcripts. It is a recognizable honor on resumes and job applications throughout the state.

Here’s how you qualify for the State Seal of Biliteracy:
A student graduating from high school must have achieved a high level of literacy and fluency in one or more language(s) in addition to English.
The student must demonstrate:

1) Completion all English language Arts requirements for graduation
with an overall grade point average of 2.0 in those classes.

2) Proficiency in one or more languages, other than English, demonstrated through one of the following methods:

A. Passing 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.

B. Successful completion of a four-year high school course of study in a world language, attaining an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in that course of study, and demonstrating oral proficiency in the language comparable to that required to pass an AP or IB examination.

C. Passing a district test with a score of proficient or higher (If no AP examination or off the shelf language tests exists and the school district can certify that the test meets the level of an AP exam) demonstrating proficiency in all of the modes of communication (reading, writing, and speaking) that characterize communication in the language.

D. Passing the SAT II world language examination with a score of 600 or higher.

3) 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 successor English language proficiency assessment, in transition kindergarten, kindergarten, or any of grades one to twelve, inclusive.

Click here for State Seal of Biliteracy Award Application