Seal of Biliteracy

Eligibility Criteria for the SDUSD Seal of Biliteracy:


The SDUSD Seal of Biliteracy is granted to all students who apply for the Seal and who meet the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of all San Diego Unified high school graduation requirements including demonstrating Proficiency in English by having satisfied all SDUSD English graduation requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 or above. 

  • And ONE of the following World Language requirements:

    • OPTION 1:  Successful completion of a four-year high school course of study in the same world language, with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in that course of study.  The course work must also include one of the following: 

      • An Honors 7-8 course with a score of Proficient or higher, as determined by district developed end of course exam.

      • An upper level IB course with a score of "4" or higher, as determined by the IB testing agency.

    • OPTION 2:  A score of "3" or higher on the Advanced Placement (AP) exam for world language.

      • The AP exam should be taken prior to the 12th grade and verified through a notification letter from the College Board.

      • Note: Students who choose to take an AP course BUT choose not to take the AP exam, will need to pass the Honors 7-8 exam with a score of Proficient or higher. 

    • OPTION 3:  A passing score of 600 or higher on the SAT II: Foreign Language Subject Test as verified by a notification letter from the College Board.

  • APPLICATION: The submission deadline for this year is May 17, 2019. Any late submissions after the deadline will NOT be considered or approved.