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Harborfields School District Seal of Biliteracy

Contact: Mrs. Anna Cervini
Location: Room 410A
Email: [email protected]

“Biliteracy is the ability to read and write proficiently in two languages.”

Click here to apply for the Seal of Biliteracy.

What is the Seal of Biliteracy?
The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) is an award given to high school graduates who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in English and one or more world languages.
The NYSSB encourages the study of languages, affirms the value of diversity in a multilingual society, and provides universities and future employers with additional information about applicants.


Why should I consider pursuing the Seal?

The Seal of Biliteracy:

  • acknowledges the importance of being bilingual in today’s global society.
  • highlights the hard work and achievement of students, and encourages them to maintain their home language and/or pursue additional language study while in school.
  • becomes a part of the high school transcript and diploma (recipients will receive an official seal affixed to their diploma and a medallion to wear at graduation).
  • is a statement of accomplishment for future employers and for college admission.

What do I need to do?

  • Complete all requirements for a New York State local or Regents diploma, and
  • Earn a total of six points on this chart, including a culminating project in English and a culminating project in the target language.
How will I track my progress?
Join the Harborfields Seal of Biliteracy Google Classroom, using the following class codes depending on your graduation cohort:
Seniors: Class of 2024 - v52sdwj
Juniors: Class of 2025 - dlinijx
Sophomores: Class of 2026 - cjbivro
Freshmen: Class of 2027 - 73vuyk2
The latest news regarding the Seal (including office hours, home language examination dates, project guidelines and deadlines) will be posted on the Google Classroom stream.  If you are a senior, it is very important that you check the stream on a regular basis in order to fulfill all of your Seal requirements on time.
How do I apply?
***FOR SENIORS ONLY***  In your senior year, you must complete a “Seal of Biliteracy Student Application” form to apply. You can find the link for the application on the Seal of Biliteracy Google Classroom and on this page’s navigation pane on the left. 
You do not need to fill out an application at this point.  However, please join your cohort’s Google Classroom to stay informed of the process. 
Where do I go with questions?
See Mrs. Cervini in Room 410A or email [email protected]. You may also ask your World Languages teacher.