On June 6, 2017, Governor Malloy signed the bill into law as Public Act 17-29 establishing the Connecticut State Seal of Biliteracy to recognize public high school graduates meeting rigorous standards and demonstrating bilingualism and biliteracy in English (by completing all English Language Arts requirements for graduation) and one or more languages (measured by success on a state-approved assessment such as Advanced Placement (AP) World Language exam or the Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) measure).
If awarded, the Seal of Biliteracy designation will be indicated on a student’s high school transcript, and the student will receive the accompanying diploma seal and graduation pin based on the student’s demonstration of high levels of proficiency in both English and __________________________.
This is a very rare accomplishment and one that students should consider, as they could highlight this achievement on future applications including those for college, graduate school, and on job applications. By earning the Connecticut Seal of Biliteracy, a student will have earned a designation that can be highlighted on his/her resume for a lifetime!
For more information, please contact a World Language Department member or Mrs. Holley.
2018-2019 Seal of Biliteracy Recipients