What is the Seal of Bilteracy?
The Cherry Creek School District Seal of Biliteracy is an award for graduating high school students who can read, speak, listen and write at a high level in English as well as another language. It is a prestigious district award that appears on the student's transcript to certify to colleges and employers that she or he has achieved fluency in multiple languages.
Who can earn the Seal of Bilteracy
Any student who can demonstrate fluency in English and another language. Students choose from a variety of criteria to demonstrate proficiency.
What languages are eligible for the Seal of Bilteracy?
The non-English language may be any of the following world languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai.
What is the criteria for earning for the Seal of Biliteracy?
- Complete all graduation requirements.
- Show literacy in English by completing one of the following:
|ACT||English ≥ 18|
|AP English Language & Composition||≥ 2|
|AP English Literature & Composition||≥ 2|
|English Capstone||Successful Completion|
|IB English A||≥ 4|
|IB English Literature A||≥ 4|
|IB English A1||≥ 4|
|SAT (English section)||≥ 470|
|English 121, 122, or Lit 115||D or better|
- Show literacy in a world language by completing one of the following:
|AP Spanish (language or literature), French, German, Japanese, Mandarin (Chinese)||≥ 2|
|IB Spanish B, IB French B, IB French AB||≥ 4|
|AAPPL (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai||I-4 or higher|
Applications are also available at every high school.
CCSD Application for Seal of Biliteracy.pdf