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Pathway to Biliteracy

The San Bernardino City Unified School District includes pathways to biliteracy for students who are proficient in English and another language. 

Biliteracy Achievement Awards

SBCUSD has implemented the Biliteracy Achievement Awards since the 2013-14 school year for students in third, fifth, and eighth grades who demonstrate proficiency in English and another language. Students must demonstrate proficiency in both languages as well as write an essay on the topic of biliteracy and fill out an application. 

Biliteracy Achievement Award recipients attend a large recognition ceremony and receive a biliteracy medallion as well as a certificate. 

Seal of Biliteracy

SBCUSD began awarding the Seal of Biliteracy in July 2012 to graduating seniors who demonstrated proficiency in English and another language.

Students who are identified as candidates for the Seal of Biliteracy receive a special medallion to be worn at their graduation ceremony. Students also receive a Seal of Biliteracy insignia on their high school diploma.

Criteria & Applications