Seal of Biliteracy
Lyons Township High School is proud to offer the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy to qualifying LTHS Seniors who demonstrate a high level of proficiency in languages other than English. The languages currently approved for this recognition at LTHS are:
Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai
What is the State Seal?
The State Seal is an award given to high school students that appears as a seal on their diplomas and official transcripts to certify that the student is biliterate in English and one or more languages. A biliterate person can read, write, speak, and understand another language in addition to English at the Intermediate High level of proficiency.
Why should I do this?
Benefits of the seal include:
- earning college credit in Illinois and possibly other states
- distinguishing your resume and college application
- earning scholarship and career opportunities
- understanding your proficiency to set advanced language goals
Who qualifies for the Seal?
Students who meet the following criteria will be awarded the seal:
How do I take the AAPPL/STAMP exam?
LTHS will offer testing on the following dates during the 2021-22 school year.
Interested students should:
- Select one of the testing dates, register and pay the $25 fee in the bookstore by the date indicated below.