California State Seal of Biliteracy

Click here to view the official California State Seal of Biliteracy letter from the Poway Unified School District.

In order for students to be considered for the SSB, the must meet the criteria outlined below. Once the criteria have been met, the SSB insignia will be placed on your diploma, and noted on your 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 of Standard Exceeded
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in an additional language through one of the following:

              a. AP World Language exam of 3 or higher
              b. SAT II Subject test for an additional language with a score of 600 or higher
              c. Complete a four-year high school course of study in a world language with an overall GPA of 3.0 or         

                  higher in the course of study. Years of language taken in middle school do not count. Students using 

              this eligibility requirement must also:
                           i. Complete the PUSD Oral Language Proficiency Verification form.
      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.

Biliteracy Application

Applications will become available for Seniors in 2021.

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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 race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

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