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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. 


The Colorado Department of Education is obligated to make available Body of Evidence and District Assessments approved in Colorado available to LEAs upon request.

Approved Criteria Body of Evidence and/or District Assessment for the Seal of Biliteracy for High School Diplomas used by Colorado LEAs resource page


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 the CDE Seal of Biliteracy website are also asked to complete the digital application by August 31, 2021. 

Two webinars regarding the Colorado Seal of Biliteracy and the Application to Post District Criteria for the Colorado Seal of Biliteracy For High School Diplomas will be hosted on:


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

Below is a list of districts and schools that currently recognize 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 page, 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 contact Lindsay Swanton, ELD Specialist & ELPA Coordinator at Swanton_L@cde.state.co.us or call Office Phone: 303.866.6298 | Work Cell: 303-828-6847