What is the California Seal of Biliteracy?
The Seal of Biliteracy is a state awards program to recognize high school students for their accomplishments in language studies and proficiency. The program:
FUHSD Eligibility Criteria
In order to receive the Seal of Biliteracy, students must meet the following criteria:
1. Successful completion of ALL FUHSD high school graduation and state requirements including successful completion of all English requirements, with a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 through the Fall Semester of the 12th grade year; and
2. Achieved Level 3 ("Standards Met") or higher on the Smarter Balanced assessment in English-Language Arts/Literacy OR a minimum 3.0 GPA in 11th and 12th grade English courses (through Fall semester of 12th grade) including ELD courses for English Language Learners; and
3. ONE of the following language requirements:
- A score of "3" or above on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam for the designated world language; OR
- A score of 650 or above on the SAT World Language subject test for the designated world language; OR
- Successful completion of a fourth-year FUHSD World Language course with a 3.0 or higher GPA
AND the following requirement if your primary language is not English and you have taken the California English Language Development Test (CELDT):
- An overall score of "4" (Early Advanced) or "5" (Advanced) on the CELDT in the current school year
For instructions on how to provide documentation of your eligibility in each of these areas, refer to the application, which will be available at your school's main office or on this website in January 2017.
Application will be made available in January 2017.