Seal of Biliteracy
The Seal of Biliteracy is an award issued by a state department of education or local school district to recognize a graduating student who has attained proficiency in English Language Arts and one or more World Languages. The recognition of attaining biliteracy becomes part of the high school permanent record for these students. The seal certifies attainment of biliteracy for students and is a statement of accomplishment that further supports a students’ preparedness for college/career and for engagement as a global citizen.
The Seal of Biliteracy is important because it:
- Addresses language as a resource and language as a right
- Values language as an asset
- Prepares our students for college and career
- Recognizes the value of language diversity & cultural identity
- Acknowledges and certifies the attainment of biliteracy skills
- Prepares students with 21st century skills that will benefit them in the labor market and the global society
- Provides employers, universities, grants and scholarships with a method to recognize applicants for their dedication to attainment of high academic skills in 2 or more languages
- Strengthens intergroup relationships and honors the multiple cultures and languages in a community
To earn the Seal of Biliteracy in Cherry Creek School District, a student must complete all graduation requirements, demonstrate literacy in English and demonstrate literacy in at least one world language. Applications are also available at each high school.