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Seal of Biliteracy For High School Diplomas

A seal of biliteracy is a credential given by a Colorado school or district recognizing students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation.  A seal of biliteracy encourages students to pursue biliteracy skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions office.  The following is guidance provided by the Senate Bill 17-123 to guide districts through implementing the pathway of the seal of biliteracy for high school diplomas. 


Application to Post District Criteria for the Colorado Seal of Biliteracy For High School Diplomas

Districts that would like CDE to review their award criteria for the Colorado Seal of Biliteracy for High School Diplomas in any of their High Schools and/or want their district listed on the CDE Seal of Biliteracy website must complete this application. In order to update and compile all of the Seal of Biliteracy data in one location, districts already implementing the Colorado Seal of Biliteracy and listed on this website are also asked to complete the digital application by August 31, 2021. 

Application to Post District Criteria for the Colorado Seal of Biliteracy For High School Diplomas 

Register to attend the Colorado Seal of Biliteracy and District Application Webinar on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm or Friday, May 21, 2021 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm.  

Districts and Schools Implementing the Seal of Biliteracy for High School Diplomas

Colorado districts and schools currently recognizing students' skills in biliteracy by meeting Colorado Department of Education Seal of Biliteracy for High School Diplomas Minimum Requirements. To be added to this recognition list, please contact the Seal of Biliteracy Coordinator, Lindsay Swanton.

Districts and Schools Implementing the Seal of Biliteracy for High School Diplomas

  • Adams 12 Five Star Schools 
  • Adams County 14 School District
  • Aurora Public Schools 
  • Bayfield 10 JT-R School District 
  • Boulder Valley RE-2 School District 
  • Cherry Creek School District 5 
  • Cheyenne Mountain School District 12 
  • Colorado Academy - ACIS Accredited Independent School 
  • Colorado Early Colleges , all campuses
  • Colorado Springs School District 11

  • Colorado Virtual Academy 
  • Denver County 1 School District

  • Douglas County School District  RE-1 
  • East Grand School District 2 
  • Ellicott School District 22 
  • Estes Park School District R-3 
  • Falcon School District 49
  • Fort Morgan School district

  • Greeley Evans School District 6 
  • Jefferson County School District R-1 
  • Lake County R-1 School District
  • Littleton Public Schools

  • Mesa School District 51 
  • Moffat County School District RE: No 1

  • New America School - Lowry Campus
  • North Park School District
  • Poudre School District R-1 
  • Sargent School District RE-33J 
  • School District 27J 
  • South Routt School District RE-3 
  • St. Vrain Valley School District 
  • Steamboat Springs School District RE-2 
  • Summit School District 
  • Thompson School District 
  • Astravo Online Academy 
  • Victory Preparatory Academy High School - Colorado Charter School Institute 


Seal of Biliteracy for High School Diplomas Certificate Templates

In order to recognize students who have fulfilled the requirements of Senate Bill 17-123 for the Seal of Biliteracy for High School Diplomas, districts can download one of the certificate templates linked below.

For technical assistance, please email Nelson Molina, ELD Specialist & Seal of Biliteracy HS Diploma Coordinator at Nelson_M@cde.state.co.us