Earning the Seal of Biliteracy can help set you apart in your college and career paths.
Bilingual and Proud
The Boulder Valley School District has long valued bilingualism, understanding the benefits that it provides to both our students and the community at large.
With more than 4,000 bilingual students in the district, BVSD is one of few school districts in Colorado to operate dual-language schools. They include Boulder's Columbine Elementary, Lafayette’s Escuela Bilingüe Pioneer, and Boulder’s University Hill Elementary. BVSD also offers three dual language middle school strands: Angevine Middle School, Casey Middle School, and Manhattan Middle School of Arts and Academics.
One of the greatest gifts you can give your child is the gift of two (or more!) languages.
- Build trust and understanding across the multiple languages and cultural groups in our diverse community
- Increased job opportunities
- Improves chances for college admissions and scholarships
BVSD has invested in fostering linguistic diversity through robust dual-language programs that empower students to master multiple languages in their existing learning environments. One example of the program's success is the Aguirre Garcia family of Lafayette, Colorado whose native language is Spanish.
Last year, 594 of graduating BVSD seniors earned the seal of biliteracy, achieving proficiency in 11 different languages, some even earning the seal in multiple languages. Each year since the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) has started awarding the Seal, there has been an increase in students who attain the achievement (even during the pandemic).
On December 13, the Boulder Valley School District Board of Education supported the community’s request to have a dual language middle school option added in the East County of BVSD. After several stakeholder input groups with teachers, students, and families in East county, BVSD is excited to share that a dual language strand will begin with 6th grade at Angevine Middle School in the fall of 2023.