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.
- Missouri Seal of Biliteracy: Implementation guide
- Seal of Biliteracy – Initial Application (Download/Save application before filling out)
100 Districts/Schools 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.
For questions, comments and assistance, please contact Cammy Goucher at 573-751-3926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Districts/Schools That Offer Seal Of Biliteracy|
|Académie Lafayette International High School||Gasconade County R-II||Marshfield R-I||St. Joseph Christian School|
|Affton SD||Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis||Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School||St. Joseph SD|
|Allen Village Charter||Guadalupe Centers Charter School||McDonald Co. R-I||St. Louis Public SD|
|Aurora R-8||Hallsville R-IV||Mehlville R-IX||St. Louis University City HS|
|Bayless SD||Hancock Place St. Louis||Mexico SD||St. Teresa's Academy|
|Belton SD||Hannibal SD||Mid-Buchanan R-V||Stockton R-I|
|Blue Springs R-IV||Hazelwood SD||Neosho SD||Summit Christian Academy|
|Branson R-IV||Hickman Mills C-1||Nerinx Hall High School||Summit Preparatory School Of Southwest Missouri|
|Brentwood SD||Hollister R-IV||Nixa SD||Trenton R-IX|
|Camdenton R-III||Incarnate Word Academy||North Kansas City 74||Valley Park SD|
|Cape Girardeau 63||Independence SD||Ozark R-VI||Visitation Academy|
|Carl Junction R-I||Jackson R-II||Parkway SD||Warren Co. R-III|
|Carthage R-9||Jefferson City SD||Pattonville R-III||Washington SD|
|Centralia R-VI||Joplin Schools||Poplar Bluff R-I||Waynesville R-VI|
|Chaminade College Prep School||Kansas City 33||Raymore-Peculiar SD||Webb City R-VII|
|Chillicothe R-II||Kirkwood R-VII||Raytown C-2||Webster Groves SD|
|Christian Brothers College High School||Knob Nobster R-VIII||Republic R-III||Wentzville SD|
|Clayton SD||Ladue SD||Ritenour SD||Willard R-II|
|Clearwater R-I||Lamar R-I||Rockwood SD||Windsor C-1|
|Columbia Independent School||Lebanon R-III||Sacred Heart School||Wright City R-II|
|Columbia Public Schools||Lee's Summit R-VII||Salem R-80|
|Crossroads Charter School Of Kansas City||Liberty SD||School Of The Osage|
|Diocese Of Kansas City - St. Joseph||Lincoln County R-III||Sedalia 200|
|Fair Grove R-X||Lindbergh SD||Smithton R-VI|
|Ferguson-Florissant SD||Logan-Rogersville R-VIII||Southern Reynolds County R-II|
|Fort Zumwalt SD||Lutheran High School Of St. Charles County||Springfield R-XII|
|Francis Howell SD||Maplewood Richmond Heights SD||St. Charles SD|
|Gateway Science Academy Of St. Louis||Marshall SD||St. Dominic High School|
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.