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Seal of Biliteracy

Churchville-Chili Central School District participates in the New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB), which recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in English and one or more world languages. 

The intent of the NYSSB is to encourage the study of languages, to identify high school graduates with language and biliteracy skills for employers, to provide universities with additional information about applicants seeking admission and placement, to prepare students with twenty-first century skills, to recognize the value of language instruction and to affirm the value of diversity in a multilingual society. 

Successful candidates will earn three points in English and three points in each world language from a points matrix, which includes course grades, national and state exams, transcripts and culminating projects. 

The NYSSB takes the form of a Seal on the student's diploma and a medallion worn at graduation.

Seal of Biliteracy recipients with certificates

Additional Information

If you have questions or would like additional information regarding the NYS Seal of Biliteracy, please contact your student's school counselor or:

Renee Sheelar
LOTE Dept. Instructional Leader & NYSSB District Coordinator


NYS Education Dept.
NYS Seal of Biliteracy