Seal of Biliteracy

seal of biliteracy logoThe 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. 

To receive the credential, students must demonstrate language proficiency at or above Intermediate High level in at least two skill domains on the ACTFL proficiency scale in the receptive and productive as well as oral and literate categories in the partner language as measured by the AAPPL assessment. Students also need to demonstrate proficiency in the English language by scoring an 18 on the ACT in the English Language Arts component or scoring a level 6 in the ACCESS assessment during their middle school or high school years.  

“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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In 2022-23, 24 graduates earned the Seal of Biliteracy. 
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