Seal of Bilteracy Flyer

April 18, 2023

Dear Student:

El Segundo High School awards the State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) to 12th grade students at graduation who have demonstrated proficiency in both English and another language. Please see below for eligibility criteria. Transcripts and test scores will be verified by Mrs. Reyes, Assistant Principal, and Mrs. Mendoza, Registrar. Please complete this form that you are qualified to earn and wish to apply for a Seal of Biliteracy no later than Friday, April 28th, 2023 at 3:30pm. ( need to turn in any paperwork. You will receive a confirmation email after Mrs. Reyes and Mrs. Mendoza review your transcripts and test scores.

Eligibility Criteria for a Student Whose Primary Language is English:

*Each of these three academic requirements shall be fulfilled.

  1. Students must have completed all English–language arts (ELA) requirements for graduation with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or above in those classes.

  2. Students must have passed the CAASPP/SBAC at the “Standard Met” level in the English Language Arts (ELA) set for native English speakers administered in grade eleven. 

  3. Students must demonstrate proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English, demonstrated through one of the following methods:

  1. Pass a foreign language Advanced Placement (AP) exam, including American Sign Language, with a score of three or higher.

  2. Pass an International Baccalaureate examination with a score of four or higher. 

  3. Successfully complete a four-year high school course of study in a foreign language and attain an overall grade point average of 3.0 or above in that course of study.

Eligibility Criteria for a Student Whose Primary Language is not English: 

If the primary language of a student in grades nine to twelve, inclusive, is other than English, the student shall also meet the following two academic requirements:

  1. Achieve Early Advanced proficiency level on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), which may be administered an additional time, as necessary.        

  2. Meet the requirements above as stated in 1, 2, and 3.