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.
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|
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|
For questions, comments and assistance, please contact Cammy Goucher at 573-751-3926 or email@example.com.
- 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.