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:

    American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Traditional or Simplified), French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

What is the State Seal?

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?

  • English Language Requirements (must meet ONE of the following):

    • ACT Score composite of 21 or 18 on the English Subject Area Test
    • SAT Score of 480 in English Language Arts (EBRW)
    • ACCESS Score of 4.8 Overall
    • AP English Language and Composition score of 5
    • AAPPL Test Score of Intermediate 5 or Advanced in all 4 domains+
    • STAMP 4s Test Score of Intermediate High on all 4 domains

    AND

    Additional Language Requirements (must meet ONE of the following):

    • 4 or 5 on an AP Language and Culture Exam
    • AAPPL Test Score of Intermediate-5 or Advanced in all 4 domains 
    • STAMP 4s Test Score of Intermediate High on all 4 domains
    • Portfolio consisting of all 4 domains for a language in which a state approved test does not exist

How do I take the AAPPL/STAMP exam?

  • The cost for the four-part exam is $25.00 per attempt. Payment must be completed prior to taking the exam. If you are in need of financial assistance with this process, please see Gerry James (Fine Arts Division Chair) in the Fine Arts office at either campus.

    Seal of Biliteracy Registration