Seal of Biliteracy

The Green Bay Area Public School District (GBAPS) has been authorized by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction to implement the Wisconsin Seal of Biliteracy. GBAPS is one of only 14 Wisconsin school districts to offer the Seal of Biliteracy. The other 13 school districts are Abbotsford, Arcadia, Beloit, DeForest, La Crosse, Madison, Menasha Joint, Middleton Cross Plains, Milwaukee Public Schools, Nicolet, Sheboygan Falls, Verona, and Waukesha.
The Wisconsin Seal of Biliteracy (SBL) is a state-approved student credential administered by a school district to recognize graduating high school students who have attained proficiency in English and one or more additional languages. 

In order to receive the credential, students must demonstrate language proficiency at or above Intermediate High level on the ACTFL proficiency scale, and socio-cultural competence as it relates to English and a partner language. Students who qualify receive a digital certificate specifying the level of proficiency attained. In addition, the Seal of Biliteracy credential will be included on a GBAPS student’s high school transcript. 

“The Seal of Biliteracy demonstrates the District’s commitment to bilingual and bi-cultural education,” stated Director of Teaching and Learning Programs Gina Cornu-Zacharias. “We are excited for this opportunity for our students to earn this credential, which acknowledges a student’s accomplishments for college admission offices and future employers.”

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