Seal of Biliteracy
The state of Illinois and District 128 have established a program to recognize high school graduates who have obtained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English by offering the state Seal of Biliteracy.
Benefits of the Seal of Biliteracy:
- Seal of Biliteracy will be noted on the student’s high school transcript and diploma!
- Earn college credit! Students will receive 2 years of college credit in language at any state school in Illinois
D128 students are eligible for the Seal of Biliteracy if they:
- Earn a score of 21 on the ACT OR 480 on higher on the ERW section of the SAT OR 4.8 overall on the ACCESS test (for EL students) AND
- Earn a score of 4 or 5 on an AP language exam at D128* OR 6 or above on all parts of the STAMP test OR I-5 or A on all parts of the AAPPL test OR ILR1+ or ILR2 on each section of the ALTA test.
*Students will qualify after AP scores are reported in July. Transcripts will be updated at that time
AAPPL/STAMP/ALTA testing registration will be in March 2024.
For more information visit our VHHS Seal Website.
AAPPL Tests are available in:
Arabic Chinese French
German Italian Japanese
Korean Portuguese (Brazilian)
STAMP Tests are available in:
ASL Hebrew Hindi Polish
ALTA Tests are available in:
Afrikaans Greek Malayalam Tagalog
Bengali Gujarati Mongolian Tamil
Bulgarian Haitian Creole Romanian Telugu
Chinese (Cantonese) Indonesian Serbian Thai
Czech Lithuanian Swahili Ukrainian
Farsi Macedonian Swedish Urdu
**If your langauge is not listed, please contact Tammie Black, World Languages Department Chair.