Calling all bilingual 11th and 12th grade students: If you’re fluent in two or more languages, you can apply to have an official Seal of Biliteracy added to your high school transcripts.
The Seal of Biliteracy is placed on a high school graduate’s transcript by the state of Utah to certify for employers and universities that the student has demonstrated proficiency in English and at least one world language. It is evidence of a student’s readiness for a career, college and for engagement as a global citizen.
High school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for the seal starting Tuesday, Jan. 2. The application window closes on Jan. 25, 2018.
To apply, students must complete the following form and turn it into their school’s Counseling Center. As part of the application process, students may be required to take a language proficiency exam sometime between March 19-30. Individual schools will determine the date, time and location of testing.
As an added convenience, the District also will hold a make-up test on Thursday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Computer Lab at the Canyons Administration Building at 9361 S. 300 East, in Sandy.
Additional guidelines and information about the application process can be found at your high school’s counseling center.