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.
- Missouri Seal of Biliteracy: Implementation guide
- Seal of Biliteracy – Initial Application (Download/Save application before filling out)
For questions, comments and assistance, please contact Cammy Goucher at 573-751-3926 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|
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.