Seal of Biliteracy

What is the Seal of Biliteracy?

The Seal of Biliteracy is a recognition award given to students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. The Seal of Biliteracy Program supports TRUSD's mission and focus on student achievement targets. 


Recognize the academic achievement of students who seek to attain multiple linguistic skills and cultural knowledge.


Provide a pathway which builds an awareness to reach high expectations of skill attainment in two or more languages.


 "Bilingualism helps share idea around the world, so we'd be more connected as red-blooded, oxygen-breathing mortal humans that be divided because of the country one lives in, the religion we believe in, the color of our skin, or even the words we speak. All in all, language bonds people to people by sharing ideas, cultures and words. "




 "Hablar dos idiomas supone la apertura de la mente a más de una cultura o forma de vida."

"Speaking two languages opens the mind to more than one culture or lifestyle."



Award Components

Seal of Biliteracy recipients obtain a seal on their High School Diploma, a medal and a Transcript notation of their ability to speak, read and write in English and another language.  

How to obtain the CA State Seal of Biliteracy in 2015?

See your high school counselor for support to process your application:
Deadline: March 6, 2015
If you do not meet the criteria through coursework; but have the skills to read, write, understand, and fluently speak in another language, you may take the CA State Seal of Biliteracy Exam. The exam is offered in more than 10 different languages. 
  • State Seal of Biliteracy Exam date: TBA
  • Applications will be provided to high school counselors