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CA State Seal of Biliteracy


Application deadline is on April 1st of your senior year. The completed application (accessed below), including signatures and all required documents (AP score OR Teacher Oral Verification Proficiency Form) must be given directly to your school counselor.  As part of the application packet, please also include a signed transcript release form for coursework and GPA verfication. 

PUSD has 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. 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. Attained a score of “on grade level” on the iReady Reading Diagnostic administered in grade 11.
    Please provide a copy of your score report with this application. If you did not meet this requirement last year, you may retest this Spring 2022.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in an additional language through ONE of the following:
                  a. AP World Language exam score of 3 or higher 
                                                                               OR 
                  b. NEWL test for an additional language with a score of 3 or higher
                                                                               OR
                  c. Complete a four-year high school course of study in a world language (which means 
                      completion of 8 terms of a world language during high school OR completion of a world
                       language 7/8 course) with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in that course of study. Years of                           language taken in middle school do not count.
                       Students using this elibility requirement must also: 
                                   
Complete the PUSD Oral Language Proficiency Verification form. 

                                                                               OR
                   d. Pass the CDE approved Tagalog assessment with a score of 75% or higher on the reading
                    assessment and Stage 2 "High" or higher on the Speaking and Writing assessments. 
‚Äč     4. If you are currently identified as an EL student, you must have attained an overall level 4 on                         your most recent ELPAC test. 

It is the student's responsibility to apply for the California State Seal of Biliteracy by submitting all required paperwork by the deadline of April 1st of your senior year.
   
If you have further questions, please email your DNHS School Counselor.
 
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