LPS Seal of Biliteracy

High school students in classroom

What Is the Seal of Biliteracy?

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by Littleton Public Schools in order to recognize students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more world languages by high school graduation. The seal certifies attainment of biliteracy for students and is a statement of accomplishment that further supports a students’ preparedness for college/career and for engagement as a global citizen.

The seal is noted on students’ diplomas and transcripts to provide colleges and employers an easy way to identify candidates who possess multiple language skills.

What Is the Criteria for the Seal of Biliteracy?

World Language Criteria
Students must complete at least one of the following options with the required proficiencies and scores shown:

Option 1: For languages with school course offerings

  • Completion of 4-year course of study in a World Language with a GPA greater than or equal to 3.0

Option 2: For languages with a national exam

  • AP World Language Exam >/= 3
  • AP World Literature Exam >/= 3
  • IB World Language Exam >/= 4
  • AAPPL Exam for the World Language >/= I-4

English Criteria
Students must complete LPS English Language Arts requirements with a 3.0 or higher GPA and one of the following with the minimum score shown:

Options:

  • SAT - Evidenced Based Reading/Writing >/= 470
  • AP​ ​Literature ​Exam >/= 3
  • AP Language Exam >/= 3
  • IB English Exam >/= 4

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Seal of Biliteracy

Why Pursue the Seal of Biliteracy?

  • Values multilingualism
  • Prepares our students for college and career
  • Recognizes the importance of cultural and linguistic identity 
  • Certifies proficiency in biliteracy 
  • Prepares students with 21st century skills that will benefit them in post secondary opportunities in a global society
  • Provides employers, universities, grants and scholarships with a method to recognize applicants for their dedication to attainment of high academic skills in 2 or more languages

LPS Seal of Biliteracy Coordinator 
Crystal Reid
creid[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us
303-347-3452