Multi-Cultural Department
Seal of Biliteracy
The Seal of Biliteracy is a program to recognize a high school graduate who has attained a high level of competency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in one or more languages in addition to English. The purpose of the Seal of Biliteracy is to encourage students to study languages, certify attainment of biliteracy, provide employers with a method of identifying an individual who has language and biliteracy skills, recognize and promote World Languages instruction in public schools, strengthen relationships, affirm the value of diversity and honor the multiple cultures and languages of a community.
The Seal of Biliteracy shall be awarded upon graduation to a high school student who:

1. Completed the English requirements for graduation with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above

2. Passed a statewide, standardized assessment in reading (FSA/FCAT) administered in high school at Level 4 or above

3. Successfully completed 4 credits of sequential high school World Languages instruction, and attained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher, and demonstrated competency in one or more languages other than English, through one of the following:

a) Passed a World Language International Baccalaureate examination

b) Passed a World Language Advanced Placement examination
The students that have met this criteria will be awarded the Seal of Biliteracy Medallion at this Board meeting.

Pathway Awards Elementary and Middle School Biliteracy Attainment Award
This award is designed to measure attainment of age-appropriate biliteracy for students who have been in a Dual Language Program (One-Way/Two-Way.) Students who qualify, will receive the Elementary and Middle School Pathway Ribbon at the end of the school year.

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