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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Districts/Schools That Offer Seal Of Biliteracy|
|Académie Lafayette International High School||Fort Zumwalt SD||Lutheran High School Of St. Charles County||Smithton R-VI|
|Affton SD||Francis Howell SD||Maplewood Richmond Heights SD||Southern Reynolds County R-II|
|Allen Village Charter||Gateway Science Academy Of St. Louis||Marshfield R-I||Springfield R-XII|
|Aurora R-8||Guadalupe Centers Charter School||Marshall SD||St. Charles SD|
|Bayless SD||Hallsville R-IV||McDonald Co. R-I||St. Dominic High School|
|Belton SD||Hannibal SD||Mehlville R-IX||St. Joseph Christian School|
|Blue Springs R-IV||Hazelwood SD||Mexico SD||St. Joseph SD|
|Branson R-IV||Hickman Mills C-1||Mid-Buchanan R-V||St. Louis Public SD|
|Brentwood SD||Hollister R-IV||Neosho SD||St. Louis University HS|
|Camdenton R-III||Incarnate Word Academy||Nerinx Hall High School||St. Teresa's Academy|
|Cape Girardeau 63||Independence SD||Nixa SD||Stockton R-I|
|Carl Junction R-I||Jackson R-II||North Kansas City 74||Summit Christian Academy|
|Carthage R-9||Jefferson City SD||Ozark R-VI||Summit Preparatory School Of Southwest Missouri|
|Centralia R-VI||Joplin Schools||Parkway SD||Trenton R-IX|
|Chaminade College Prep School||Kansas City 33||Pattonville R-III||Valley Park SD|
|Chillcothe R-II||Kirkwood R-VII||Poplar Bluff R-I||Visitation Academy|
|Christian Brothers College High School||Knob Nobster R-VIII||Raymore-Peculiar SD||Warren Co. R-III|
|Clayton SD||Ladue SD||Raytown C-2||Washington SD|
|Clearwater R-I||Lamar R-I||Republic R-III||Waynesville R-VI|
|Columbia Independent School||Lebanon R-III||Ritenour SD||Webb City R-VII|
|Columbia Public Schools||Lee's Summit R-VII||Rockwood SD||Webster Groves SD|
|Crossroads Charter School Of Kansas City||Liberty SD||Sacred Heart School||Wentzville SD|
|Diocese Of Kansas City - St. Joseph||Lincoln County R-III||Salem R-80||Willard R-II|
|Fair Grove R-X||Lindbergh SD||School Of The Osage||Windsor C-1|
|Ferguson-Florissant SD||Logan-Rogersville R-VIII||Sedalia 200||Wright City R-II|
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.