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Florida Seal of Biliteracy

The Florida State Legislature passed Florida Statute 1003.432, the Florida Seal of Biliteracy Program that is established to recognize a high school graduate who has attained a high level of competency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more foreign languages in addition to English.

The Commissioner of Education shall award the Florida Seal of Biliteracy upon graduation to a high school student who meets the qualifications.  The seal differentiates between two levels of competency, designated as Gold and Silver, which must be at least as rigorous as is recommended in the biliteracy seal guidelines established by national organizations supporting foreign language instruction.

Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, the Gold Seal of Biliteracy or the Silver Seal of Biliteracy shall be awarded to a high school student who has earned a standard high school diploma and has satisfied the State Board of Education criteria.  To learn more about the specific criteria outlined by the State Board of Education for the Florida Seal of Biliteracy Program, please click on the link below:

 

 

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