Missouri Seal of Biliteracy

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 https://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

115 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 Offering the Missouri Seal Of Biliteracy
  • Académie Lafayette International High School
  • Affton 
  • Allen Village Charter
  • Aurora R-8
  • Bayless 
  • Belton 124
  • Blue Springs R-IV
  • Bowling Green R-I 
  • Branson R-IV
  • Brentwood 
  • Camdenton R-III
  • Cape Girardeau 63
  • Carl Junction R-I
  • Carthage R-9
  • Centralia R-VI
  • Chaminade College Prep School
  • Chillicothe R-II
  • Christian Brothers College High School
  • Clayton 
  • Clearwater R-I
  • Columbia Independent School
  • Columbia Public Schools
  • Cor Jesu Academy
  • Crossroads Charter School Of Kansas City
  • Diocese Of Kansas City - St. Joseph
  • Epstein Hebrew Academy
  • Fair Grove R-X
  • Ferguson-Florissant R-II
  • Fort Zumwalt R-II
  • Francis Howell R-III
  • Gasconade County R-II
  • Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis
  • Grain Valley R-V
  • Guadalupe Centers Schools
  • Hallsville R-IV
  • Hancock Place
  • Hannibal 60
  • Hazelwood
  • Hickman Mills C-1
  • Hollister R-V
  • Incarnate Word Academy
  • Independence 30
  • Jackson R-II
  • Jefferson City
  • Joplin Schools
  • Kansas City 33
  • Kearney R-I
  • Kirkwood R-VII
  • Knob Nobster R-VIII
  • Ladue 
  • Lamar R-I
  • Lebanon R-III
  • Lee's Summit R-VII
  • Liberty 53
  • Lincoln County R-III
  • Lindbergh Schools
  • Logan-Rogersville R-VIII
  • Lutheran High School Of St. Charles County
  • Macon County R-I
  • Maplewood-Richmond Heights
  • Marshall 
  • Marshfield R-I
  • Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
  • McDonald Co. R-I
  • Mehlville R-IX
  • Mexico 59
  • Mid-Buchanan R-V
  • Neosho R-V
  • Nerinx Hall High School
  • Nixa Public Schools
  • North Kansas City 74
  • Northwest R-1
  • Ozark R-VI
  • Parkway C-2
  • Pattonville R-III
  • Poplar Bluff R-I
  • Raymore-Peculiar R-II
  • Raytown C-2
  • Reeds Spring R-VI
  • Republic R-III
  • Ritenour 
  • Rockwood R-VI
  • Rolla 31 
  • Sacred Heart School
  • Salem R-80
  • School Of The Osage
  • Sedalia 200
  • Smithton R-VI
  • Southern Reynolds County R-II
  • Springfield R-XII
  • St. Charles R-VI
  • St. Dominic High School
  • St. Joseph 
  • St. Joseph Christian School
  • St. Louis Language Immersion School (Pathways)
  • St. Louis City
  • St. Pius X High School
  • St. Teresa's Academy
  • Stockton R-I
  • Summit Christian Academy
  • Summit Preparatory School Of Southwest Missouri
  • Trenton R-IX
  • University City
  • Valley Park
  • Van Buren R-1
  • Visitation Academy
  • Warren Co. R-III
  • Washington 
  • Waynesville R-VI
  • Webb City R-VII
  • Webster Groves 
  • Wentzville R-IV
  • Willard R-II
  • Windsor C-1
  • Wright City R-II

Interactive 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.