Seal of Biliteracy Recognition
The Seal of Biliteracy is an award established by the Utah State Board of Education that recognizes students who have attained proficiency in one or more world languages in addition to English. The Seal is a statement of accomplishment that helps to signal evidence of a student’s readiness for career and college, and for engagement as a global citizen. The Seal of Biliteracy recognition becomes part of the student's official Park City High School Transcript.
To qualify, students must show evidence of proficiency in BOTH the English language and a world language through state-approved assessments taken in grades 9-12.
- Examples of approved assessments include ACT, SAT, AP, AAPPL, WIDA, and Utah Aspire Plus. For a full list of qualifying assessments, see the Acceptable Evidence of Proficiency List on page 2 of the application. Not all qualifying assessments are offered by the Park City School District. Outside testing may be available at other locations, but you should get confirmation that the assessment will qualify first. Contact Anne Wallace, District DLI Specialist, if you have questions about qualifying assessments.
- By May 1, the district will identify and notify Seniors who automatically qualify based on English language and world language assessments that are taken within the district, or are reported to the district, such as AP and ACT. Students identified by this method do not need to submit an application.
- Any student who believes they qualify may submit a Seal of Biliteracy Application to the Registrar by May 15 of their Senior year. NOTE: Do not submit the application until you have taken both the English and World Language assessments and can self-report your qualifying scores. However, if you are a Senior and you won't have assessment results until after the application due date (AP scores, for example), you can write "pending" for the assessment score and your score will be verified in August.
Reference: Utah State Board of Education Seal of Biliteracy