A seal of biliteracy is a credential given by a Colorado school or district recognizing students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.  A seal of biliteracy encourages students to pursue biliteracy skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions office.

A CSI school may grant a seal of biliteracy to a graduating high school student who attains proficiency or higher in one or more world languages in addition to attaining proficiency or higher in English. To obtain a seal of biliteracy, a graduating student must:

  • Demonstrate proficiency or higher in English by Completing all of the English Language Arts (ELA) course work required for graduation with an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 in the required ELA courses AND one of the requirements listed below:
    • Scoring a 470 or higher on the the SAT section of “Evidenced-Based Reading and Writing”
    • Scoring a 3 or higher on the AP Advanced Placement English Language and Composition or the AP English Literature and Composition Exam
    • Scoring 4 or higher on the English A, English Literature A or English A1 of the IB International Baccalaureate Exams

AND

  • Demonstrate proficiency or higher in a World Language by completing one of the requirements listed below:
    • Scoring 3 or higher on a World Language AP Advanced Placement test
    • Scoring 4 or higher on a World Language IB International Baccalaureate test
    • Successfully completing a 4-year high school course of study of a single World Language with an overall grade-point average of at least 3.0
    • Achieving a passing score on nationally recognized test *

Schools offering a Seal of Biliteracy who wish to have their school listed on CDE’s webpage as offering this opportunity to students should contact CDE’s Seal of Biliteracy Coordinator.

Seal of Biliteracy Resources and Professional Learning

Contact

Michael McManus

Career Pathways & School Programs Coordinator

720-692-7247

MichaelMcManus@csi.state.co.us 

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