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:

    Criteria

How do I take the AAPPL/STAMP exam?

  • LTHS will offer testing on the following dates during the 2019-20 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.

Questions?

  • Please contact Paula Nardi, Fine Arts Division Chair at pnardi@lths.net