Missouri Seal of Biliteracy


Temporary revision to the Seal of Biliteracy requirements for seniors graduating spring 2020 

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.

97 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 Fort Zumwalt SD Logan-Rogersville R-VIII School Of The Osage
Affton SD Francis Howell SD Lutheran High School Of St. Charles County Sedalia 200
Allen Village Charter Gateway Science Academy Of St. Louis Maplewood Richmond Heights SD Smithton R-VI
Aurora R-8 Guadalupe Centers Charter School Marshfield R-I Springfield R-XII
Bayless SD Hallsville R-IV Marshall SD St. Charles SD
Belton SD Hannibal SD McDonald Co. R-I St. Dominic High School
Blue Springs R-IV Hazelwood SD Mehlville R-IX St. Joseph Christian School
Branson R-IV Hickman Mills C-1 Mexico SD St. Joseph SD
Brentwood SD Hollister R-IV Mid-Buchanan R-V St. Louis Public SD
Camdenton R-III

Incarnate Word Academy

Neosho SD St. Teresa's Academy
Cape Girardeau 63 Independence SD Nerinx Hall High School Stockton R-I
Carl Junction R-I Jackson R-II Nixa SD Summit Christian Academy
Carthage R-9 Jefferson City SD North Kansas City 74 Summit Preparatory School Of Southwest Missouri 
Centralia R-VI Joplin Schools Ozark R-VI Trenton R-IX
Chaminade College Prep School Kansas City 33 Parkway SD Valley Park SD
Chillcothe R-II Kirkwood R-VII Pattonville R-III Visitation Academy
Christian Brothers College High School Knob Nobster R-VIII Poplar Bluff R-I Warren Co. R-III
Clayton SD Ladue SD Raymore-Peculiar SD Washington SD
Clearwater R-I Lamar R-I Raytown C-2 Waynesville R-VI
Columbia Independent School Lebanon R-III Republic R-III Webb City R-VII
Columbia Public Schools Lee's Summit R-VII Ritenour SD Webster Groves SD
Diocese Of Kansas City - St. Joseph Liberty SD Rockwood SD Wentzville SD
Fair Grove R-X Lincoln County R-III Sacred Heart School Willard R-II
Ferguson-Florissant SD Lindbergh SD Salem R-80 Windsor C-1
      Wright City R-II

Missouri Seal Of Biliteracy Map

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

Documents

Endorsements

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.