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.

Getting Started

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.

For questions, comments and assistance, please contact Cammy Goucher at 573-751-3926 or cammy.goucher@dese.mo.gov.

Annual Reports

108 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.

Districts/Schools That Offer Seal Of Biliteracy
Académie Lafayette International High School Gasconade County R-II Marshfield R-I St. Dominic High School
Affton SD Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School St. Charles SD
Allen Village Charter Guadalupe Centers Charter School McDonald Co. R-I St. Joseph Christian School
Aurora R-8 Hallsville R-IV Mehlville R-IX St. Joseph SD
Bayless SD Hancock Place St. Louis Mexico SD St. Louis Language Immersion School (Pathways)
Belton SD Hannibal SD Mid-Buchanan R-V St. Louis Public SD
Blue Springs R-IV Hazelwood SD Neosho SD St. Louis University City HS
Branson R-IV Hickman Mills C-1 Nerinx Hall High School St. Pius X High School
Brentwood SD Hollister R-IV Nixa SD St. Teresa's Academy
Camdenton R-III Incarnate Word Academy North Kansas City 74 Stockton R-I
Cape Girardeau 63 Independence SD Northwest R-1 Summit Christian Academy
Carl Junction R-I Jackson R-II Ozark R-VI Summit Preparatory School Of Southwest Missouri 
Carthage R-9 Jefferson City SD Parkway SD Trenton R-IX
Centralia R-VI Joplin Schools Pattonville R-III University City
Chaminade College Prep School Kansas City 33 Poplar Bluff R-I Valley Park SD
Chillicothe R-II Kirkwood R-VII Raymore-Peculiar SD Visitation Academy
Christian Brothers College High School Knob Nobster R-VIII Raytown C-2 Warren Co. R-III
Clayton SD Ladue SD Republic R-III Washington SD
Clearwater R-I Lamar R-I Ritenour SD Waynesville R-VI
Columbia Independent School Lebanon R-III Rockwood SD Webb City R-VII
Columbia Public Schools Lee's Summit R-VII Rolla 31 SD Webster Groves SD
Cor Jesu Academy Liberty SD Sacred Heart School Wentzville SD
Crossroads Charter School Of Kansas City Lincoln County R-III Salem R-80 Willard R-II
Diocese Of Kansas City - St. Joseph Lindbergh SD School Of The Osage Windsor C-1
Fair Grove R-X Logan-Rogersville R-VIII Sedalia 200 Wright City R-II
Ferguson-Florissant SD Lutheran High School Of St. Charles County Smithton R-VI  
Fort Zumwalt SD Maplewood Richmond Heights SD Southern Reynolds County R-II  
Francis Howell SD Marshall SD Springfield R-XII  


Missouri Seal Of Biliteracy Map


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.