Seal of Biliteracy Middle School Pathway Award

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The Seal of Biliteracy Middle School Pathway Award recognizes engagement and success in the pursuit of language skills in two or more languages, affirm positive attitudes toward multilingualism, and validate the use of multiple languages for all students.  
 
 
Requirements
 

For English Language Learners:

 

For English Only Students or Students Redesignated as Fluent English Proficient:

  • Overall Performance Level of 3 or higher in 8th grade on the ELPAC test

 

  • Score of 3 or higher on the CAASPP ELA in 7th grade (not applicable for 2020-2021 School Year)
  • 3.0 GPA in ELA grades 7th and 8th

 

  • 3.0 GPA in both ELA and World Language classes in 7th and 8th grade
  • Oral Language Performance Score of 3 or higher in 8th grade on the ELPAC test

 

  • 2 years of World Language class enrollment/success 
  • 30 hours of using non-English language skills in service to school or community

 

  • 30 hours of using non-English language skills in service to school or community
 
Timeline
 
August - April 30th Complete 30 total hours of service to the school and/or community.  Community Service Log is available in the application packet.
May 1st Applications are due to the front office
June - TBD Award distributed 
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Q:  Can I earn more than one pathway award?
A:   Yes.  As long as you fulfill the requirements for both languages.
 
Q:  Do I have to complete the community service hours in one school year?
A:  No.  You may begin your community service hours beginning in the 7th grade and continue in the 8th grade.
 
Q:  Is this award for Dual Immersion students only?
A:  No.  Any student who speaks a language other than English may apply for the award.
 
Q:  Do I need to attain this award to earn the Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) at RUHS?
A:  No.  If you are interested in the SSB award at RUHS please see their requirements. 
 
Q:  Is there a list of school/community service hours?
A:  No.  We encourage our students to find their own opportunities as we do not want to limit their options for  
     community work.
 
Q:  Can I still earn this award during the "Safer at Home Order" in place and schools in distance learning?
A:  Yes.  While we do not have a list for school/community service hours, we continue to encourage our students  
      to find creative opportunities to serve their school and community, which may include virtual events.