Seal of Biliteracy

Salem Community High School is proud to offer our graduates the opportunity to earn the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy. This award is not based on seat time, it is earned by showing proficiency equal to that of a college senior after only three or four years of language study. Students who pursue the State Seal of Biliteracy must score intermediate high in reading, writing, listening, and speaking on a nationally normed exam like the STAMP or the AAPPL. Those who score in the intermediate mid range will be awarded the Illinois State Commendation toward Biliteracy.

Encourage your child to enroll in the SCHS language program early and to continue throughout high school. Earning the Seal of Biliteracy is the equivalent of two years language study at all Illinois public universities, making the hours required for a minor in Spanish much less.