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FL Seal of Biliteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy


OCPS is proud to offer students an opportunity to earn The Florida Seal of Biliteracy!


About The Florida Seal of Biliteracy

The Florida Seal of Biliteracy is a nationwide academic initiative that recognizes students who become proficient in second language language, in addition to English. Students who meet all of the program requirements receive the The Seal of Biliteracy insignia on their high school diploma and transcripts at graduation.


Program Goals  

  • Encourage students to study foreign languages

  • Certify attainment of biliteracy

  • Provide employers a method of identifying an individual with biliteracy skills who is seeking employment

  • Provide a post secondary institution with a method of recognizing an applicant with biliteracy skills who is seeking admission to the postsecondary institution

  • Recognize and promote foreign language instruction in public schools

  • Affirm the value of diversity, honor multiple cultures and foreign languages, and strengthen the relationships between cultures in a community


Pathways to The Florida Seal of Biliteracy

Currently there are two primary pathways to receive The Florida Seal of Biliteracy on a student’s diploma. Each pathway has specific requirements and should be carefully evaluated before beginning the path toward a seal.


Gold Seal Requirements

The Gold Seal of Biliteracy is awarded to students who:

  • complete four years of a foreign language

  • maintain a 3.0 GPA in the target language

  • score a level 4 or higher on the Advanced Placement Exam

  • score a level 4 or higher on the 10th Grade ELA FSA



  Silver Seal Requirements

The Silver Seal of Biliteracy is awarded to students who:

  • complete four years of a foreign language

  • maintain a 3.0 GPA in the target language

  • score a level 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement Exam

  • score a level 3 or higher on the 10th Grade ELA FSA  


To learn more about the Gold and Silver Seal Requirements, click here.

For more information on the Florida Seal of Biliteracy please visit: www.sealofbiliteracy.org/florida.