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State Seal of Biliteracy

 

Proviso Township High Schools District 209
State Seal of Biliteracy Initiative

What is Biliteracy?
Biliteracy is the ability to speak, read and write in two languages at a proficient level.

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 the spring of their senior year of high school. The State Seal of Biliteracy is a statement of accomplishment for college admission and for future employers.

Why implement the State Seal of Biliteracy Initiative?
Though school district participation in this initiative is voluntary, Proviso Township High Schools District 209 considers the State Seal of Biliteracy to be consistent with our district priorities and the alignment with our vision of promoting multilingualism, biliteracy, and inter-cultural awareness as key levers in students’success in college and career.


Who qualifies for the State Seal of Biliteracy?
The State Seal of Biliteracy is intended for all students who have mastered standard academic English and any other language, including American Sign Language. Students who are native English speakers, English Learners (ELs) and/or bilingual speakers will be eligible for the State Seal of Biliteracy.
 

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Want to apply for the State Seal of Biliteracy?
If you would like to be considered for the State Seal of Biliteracy or the Commendation, please contact Dr. Burnham at jburnham@pths209.org or by phone at (708) 208-1647.

 
 
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