Missouri Seal of Biliteracy
The Missouri Seal of Biliteracy (SoBL) and Distinguished Missouri Seal of Biliteracy is awarded to graduating high school students in districts with a DESE-approved program, who have demonstrated achievement in English, a Language Other Than English (LOTE) and sociocultural competence. All Missouri students studying any of the world’s languages are potential Seal candidates.
To begin, carefully review the Missouri Seal of Biliteracy: Implementation Guide to begin planning at the district level. Identify a district employee responsible for the program and work through the specific details of how students will earn the seal. Then, seek formal school board adoption of the Seal. There are many examples of school board resolutions listed at http://sealofbiliteracy.org/
Once formal school board adoption is obtained, submit the Seal of Biliteracy – Initial Application. If the application is determined to meet the minimum requirements set by DESE, you will be notified in writing of approval and will receive a digital copy of the Missouri SoBL.
A short introductory webinar is available here: http://desemo.adobeconnect.com/pjw8aga9gmux.
Eighty-four schools/districts have already gone through the process to make the Seal of Biliteracy available to their students. Thank you to the following schools/districts for recognizing the value of this great program.
|Districts/Schools That Offer Seal Of Biliteracy|
|Affton SD||Allen Village Charter||Aurora R-8||Bayless SD|
|Belton SD||Blue Springs R-IV||Branson R-IV||Brentwood SD|
|Camdenton R-III||Cape Girardeau 63||Carthage R-9||Centralia R-VI|
|Chaminade College Prep School||Christian Brothers College High School||Clayton SD||Columbia Independent School|
|Columbia Public Schools||Diocese Of Kansas City - St. Joseph||Fair Grove R-X||Ferguson-Florissant SD|
|Fort Zumwalt SD||Francis Howell SD||Gateway Science Academy Of St. Louis||Guadalupe Centers Charter School|
|Hallsville R-4||Hannibal SD||Hazelwood SD||Hickman Mills C-1|
|Hollister R-IV||Independence SD||Jefferson City SD||Kansas City SD|
|Kirkwood R-VII SD||Knob Noster R-VIII||Ladue SD||Lamar R-I|
|Lebanon R-3||Lee's Summit R-7||Liberty SD||Lindbergh SD|
|Logan-Rogersville R-VIII||Lutheran High School Of St. Charles County||Maplewood Richmond Heights SD||Marshall SD|
|Mehlville R-9||Mexico SD||Mid-Buchanan R-V||Neosho SD|
|Nerinx Hall High School||Nixa SD||North Kansas City 74||Ozark R-VI|
|Parkway SD||Pattonville R-3||Poplar Bluff R-1||Raymore-Peculiar SD|
|Raytown C-2||Republic R-III||Ritenour SD||Rockwood SD|
|Salem R-80||Sedalia 200||Smithton R-VI||Springfield R-XII|
|St. Charles SD||Stockton R-1||St. Dominic High School||St. Joseph SD|
|St. Louis Public SD||St. Teresa's Academy||Summit Christian Academy||Summit Preparatory School Of Southwest Missouri|
|Tenton R-IX||Valley Park SD||Visitation Academy||Warren Co. R-III|
|Washington SD||Waynesville R-VI||Webster Groves SD||Wentzville SD|
|Wilard R-II||Windsor C-1||Wright City R-II|
For questions, comments and assistance, please contact Cammy Goucher at 573-751-3926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Missouri Seal of Biliteracy: Implementation guide
- Seal of Biliteracy – Initial Application
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The Missouri Seal of Biliteracy is endorsed by a number of Missouri businesses and institutions of higher education. See the list below for endorsements and incentives for the Missouri SoBL. If you are interested in adding your endorsement, contact Cammy Goucher at 573-751-3926.