Boulder Valley School District

Seal of Biliteracy

2022 Applications

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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.

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

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

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

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


Students earned the Seal of Biliteracy at graduation in 2021

Contact Us 

Yamil Herrera
Language Assessment Administrative Assistant

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