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EVHS Seal of Biliteracy recipients
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The Seal of Biliteracy & Pathway Awards

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award on a diploma at graduation from high school for those that demonstrate academic proficiency in English and at least one other language. Students can also receive the Bilingual Pathway Award at 5th or 8th grades, more information below.

The purpose of the Seal of Biliteracy is to:
  • Acknowledge and certify attainment of biliteracy skills;
  • Prepare students with 21st century skills that will benefit them in the labor market and the global society
  • Provide employers with a method of identifying people with language and biliteracy skills
  • Provide universities, grants and scholarships with a method to recognize and give credit to applicants for their dedication to attainment of high level skills in 2 or more languages.


Bilingual Community Members Needed

Eagle County Schools is looking for fully bilingual community members to represent their organization or place of business on an Exit Interview Panel for the Seal of Biliteracy!

Panel Members must be able to speak, listen, read, and write fluently in both English and in another language, and preferably use both languages regularly in their workplace. Panel members must be able to volunteer for a virtual half-day session. The panel will work as a group to determine if student presentations are at the required levels of fluency in both languages. This is a great way for our graduating students to connect with community organizations and get to know the types of businesses that need bilingual employees. Please click on the link to apply and select your preferred times/dates. Your application will be confirmed within a week of your application.

Bilingual Pathway Awards at Grades 5 and 8

The Bilingual Pathway Awards in elementary and middle school are how students can check in to see if their abilities are on track for achieving the Seal of Biliteracy at graduation.  Each award is earned by demonstrating grade level academic proficiency in each language. All students who participate in any of the Bilingual Pathway Awards are considered to be on the pathway to becoming bilingual and biliterate. Students do not need to participate in the Bilingual Pathway Award to achieve the Seal at graduation.  Please view the video below for more information. 

English Video

Spanish Video