Why is the Seal of Biliteracy important?

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High School graduates who can function in two or more languages are equipped with the knowledge and skills to participate successfully in college, careers, and a diverse 21st century society. The seal of biliteracy: 

  • Values language as an asset 
  • Recognizes the value of language diversity & cultural identity 
  • Prepares students with 21st-century skills that will benefit them in the labor market and the global society 
  • Provides employers, universities, and grant/scholarship providers with a method to recognize applicants for their dedication to the attainment of biliteracy
  • Affirms native or heritage languages
  • Strengthens cross-cultural communication, affirm the value of diversity, and honor the multiple cultures and languages in our communities.