Del Norte Counseling
DNHS CEEB School code: 054351

CA State Seal of Biliteracy

PUSD has recently adopted the California State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) to be awarded to our high school seniors. The SSB provides recognition to high school students who are fluent in two or more languages. PUSD will begin awarding the SSB in the 2016-17 school year. In order for students to be considered candidates for the SSB, they must meet the criteria outlined below. Once the criteria have been met, the SSB insignia will be placed on the student's diploma, and noted on their final high school transcript.
  1. Completion of four years of English coursework with an average GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  2. SBAC/ELA in 11th grade - Standard Met or Standard Exceeded
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in an additional language through ONE of the following:
    • a. AP World Language exam score of 3 or higher, or
    • b. SAT II Subject test for an additional language with a score of 600 or higher, or
    • c. Complete a four-year high school course of study in a world language with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in that course of study. Years of language taken in middle school do not count.
  4. If you are currently identified as an ELL student, you must have attained the overall proficiency level of Early Advanced or Advanced on your most recent CELDT test.
It is the student's responsibility to apply for SSB by submitting required paperwork by April 1st of your senior year.  
If you have questions please see your DNHS Counselor.
It is the goal of the Poway Unified School District that this website is accessible to all users. You can view our accessibility statement here.  Please contact our Web Administrator for any accessibility issues at
The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact the Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406, 858-521-2800, extension 2761.

Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406