World Language

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The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, school district, or county office of education in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. The Seal of Bi-literacy appears on the transcript or diploma of the graduating senior. The SEAL has been adopted and implemented in dozens of school districts including Cabrillo Unified School District; thousands of students have received the award. An increasing number of professional organizations and other entities have endorsed the SEAL.

A Seal of Biliteracy is a statement by the school system that mastery of two or more languages is important. It encourages students to pursue biliteracy, honors the skills our students attain, and can be evidence of skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices. A Seal of Biliteracy is granted to all students who meet the criteria for the award. For each level, criteria are set for students whose first language is English who are learning a second language and for English Learners who are developing academic proficiency in their home language while mastering English.

High School Criteria for the "Seal of Biliteracy" English Component

  • Proficient or Advanced score on ELA CST (please note that this test is changing).
  • 2.0 Grade Point Average in all ELD and/or ELA courses toward graduation

World Language Component

  • Score of 3 or higher on World Language AP Exam
  • Score of 4 or higher on IB Exam
  • Score of 600 or higher on a world language SAT II Subject Exam
  • 4 years of the same language or equivalent with an overall 3.0 GPA in the course of study

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Department Members:

Department Chair

Emily Baker

Patrick Games

Anne Ryckebusch

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