Cave Creek Unified School District just became the first school district in Arizona to offer a Seal of Biliteracy for students reaching high levels of proficiency in Spanish, French or Mandarin Chinese — the 3 languages that cover 80 percent of the
Forty-one graduating seniors in Cactus Shadows High School‘s Class of 2015 received a Seal of Biliteracy affixed to their diplomas and annotated on their transcripts.
This is a seal that recognizes students’ ability to communicate and collaborate with others far beyond our borders.
There are 9 states that already have official, state-endorsed Seals of Biliteracy and 14 other states with pending legislation or are in the early stages.
At the federal level, an amendment has been proposed to H.R.5 that would establish a grant program to support interested states to begin or improve their own Biliteracy Seal programs for high school seniors.