The State Seal of Biliteracy, per Assembly Bill 815, became effective Jan. 1, 2012. For more information, see the California Department of Education’s Seal of Biliteracy page.
The purposes of a California State Seal of Biliteracy are:
- To encourage pupils to develop biliteracy skills
- To provide employers with a method of identifying people with language and biliteracy skills
- To revitalize and promote world language instruction in public schools
- To encourage the development of dual language immersion programs and world, native, and heritage language programs in kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, and students' rich and diverse language assets
Districts and charter schools who have a board-adopted Seal of Biliteracy policy are honored at the annual Biliteracy Symposium. Past districts who have been recognized for their adoption and/or Pathway awards are as follows:
Please contact us for examples of board policy.
For more information about adopting a Seal of Biliteracy, go to Californians Together.