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Seal Of Biliteracy

The State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB), marked by a gold seal on the diploma or transcript, recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing one or more languages in addition to English. Recognition will include a special seal on your high school diploma, a medallion, an honor cord, and a certificate of achievement.

To be considered for the seal of biliteracy complete the OUHSD State Seal of Biliteracy Application Form by Friday, January 27, 2023.

Criteria for State Seal of Biliteracy: 

Language 1:

✓ Pass all English classes with a 2.0 GPA or above

✓ Pass CAASPP English with a score of 3 (“Standard Met”) or higher

      *If a student is currently designated as an English Learner, they must demonstrate English proficiency on ELPAC (level 4)


Language 2:

✓ 4 years of World Language in 1 language with a 3.0 GPA or above, and conduct oral interview in target language 


✓ Pass an AP exam (score of 3 or higher), IB exam (Score of 4 or higher), or SAT II Test if taken prior to the College Board discontinuing this assessment (score of 600 or above).


For more information you can visit California Department of Education State Seal of Biliteracy



First page of the PDF file: SSBPoster23-24