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||Francis Howell SD||Lutheran High School Of St. Charles County||Smithton R-VI|
|Allen Village Charter||Gateway Science Academy Of St. Louis||Maplewood Richmond Heights SD||Springfield R-XII|
|Aurora R-8||Guadalupe Centers Charter School||Marshall SD||St. Charles SD|
|Bayless SD||Hallsville R-4||Mehlville R-9||St. Dominic High School|
|Belton SD||Hannibal SD||Mexico SD||St. Joseph Christian School|
|Blue Springs R-IV||Hazelwood SD||Mid-Buchanan R-V||St. Joseph SD|
|Branson R-IV||Hickman Mills C-1||Neosho SD||St. Louis Public SD|
|Brentwood SD||Hollister R-IV||Nerinx Hall High School||St. Teresa's Academy|
|Camdenton R-III||Independence SD||Nixa SD||Stockton R-1|
|Cape Girardeau 63||Jackson R2||North Kansas City 74||Summit Christian Academy|
|Carl Junction R1||Jefferson City SD||Ozark R-VI||Summit Preparatory School Of Southwest Missouri|
|Carthage R-9||Joplin Schools||Parkway SD||Tenton R-IX|
|Centralia R-VI||Kansas City SD||Pattonville R-3||Valley Park SD|
|Chaminade College Prep School||Kirkwood R-VII SD||Poplar Bluff R-1||Visitation Academy|
|Christian Brothers College High School||Knob Noster R-VIII||Raymore-Peculiar SD||Warren Co. R-III|
|Clayton SD||Ladue SD||Raytown C-2||Washington SD|
|Clearwater R1||Lamar R-I||Republic R-III||Waynesville R-VI|
|Columbia Independent School||Lebanon R-3||Ritenour SD||Webster Groves SD|
|Columbia Public Schools||Lee's Summit R-7||Rockwood SD||Wentzville SD|
|Diocese Of Kansas City - St. Joseph||Liberty SD||Sacred Heart School||Wilard R-II|
|Fair Grove R-X||Lindbergh SD||Salem R-80||Windsor C-1|
|Ferguson-Florissant SD||Logan-Rogersville R-VIII||Sedalia 200||Wright City R-II|
|Fort Zumwalt SD|
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.