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.

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 cammy.goucher@dese.mo.gov.

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  


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.