Boulder Valley School District

Seal of Biliteracy

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Language is an Asset

The Seal of Biliteracy is for all students who achieve a high level of proficiency in English and another language.

Earning the Seal of Biliteracy can help set you apart in your college and career paths.

Purpose for offering the Seal of Biliteracy in BVSD

We are committed to motivating and encouraging every student with a high school preparation program leading to graduation and college and career readiness. We seek to create the environment where:

  • The bilingual/multilingual identities of our students in the classroom and the community are a valued asset.
  • Proficiency in multiple languages, including English, makes important contributions to a student’s cognitive development, understanding of diverse cultures, and economic opportunities.

  • Providing universities with the Seal of Biliteracy certification allows them to give credit and recognition to applicants for attainment of high level skills in multiple languages.

  • Multilingual skills are needed to build trust and understanding across the multiple language and cultural groups in our diverse community.

  • The demand for employees to be fluent in more than one language is high and increasing in Colorado and throughout the world.

  • Fluency in multiple languages is a critical element in enabling citizens of our city and state to participate effectively in a global political, social, and economic context.


Students earned the Seal of Biliteracy at graduation in 2024

Contact Us 

Yamil Herrera
Language Assessment Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions

2024 Requests for Support will open October 6, 2023

Students who need assistance in determining if they have met the Seal criteria or how they can meet it, should complete the form below.