Last week Harvard CUSD 50’s Bilingual & Dual Language Coordinator Amber Bowgren spoke with seniors about the State Seal of Biliteracy. Qualifying students have the opportunity to earn college credit.
What is the State Seal of Biliteracy?
The State Seal of Biliteracy is a recognition given to high school seniors who have studied and can exhibit the ability to communicate in two or more languages (including English) by their senior year of high school. The State Seal of Biliteracy is highlighted on high school diplomas and serves as a statement of accomplishment for college admission and future employment.
Why implement the State Seal of Biliteracy Initiative?
Harvard CUSD50 considers this program to be consistent with our district’s priorities promoting multilingualism, biliteracy, and inter-cultural flexibility as key contributors to students’ success in college, career, and life. This recognition is not solely based on a students’ current language proficiency, but also in the continuing development of that language throughout Harvard's Dual Language Program during their elementary and middle school years in preparation for high school.
Interested scholars should contact Mrs. Amber Bowgren, District Bilingual & Dual Language Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.