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EMERGENCY MESSAGE: 3/21/2018 at 6:46 AM -- Refresh page to update message

Montgomery County Public Schools will open two hours late on Thursday, March 22, 2018, due to emergency weather conditions. Bus service will be provided on a two-hour-delayed schedule. Morning prekindergarten, morning half-day Head Start, other morning half-day programs and field trips are canceled. Other activities and programs that begin at 10:50 a.m. or earlier are canceled. Administrative offices will open on time. Day care programs in school buildings may remain open as scheduled.

MENSAJES DE EMERGENCIA: 3/21/2018, 6:46 AM -- Refresque la página para actualizar mensaje

Las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery (MCPS) abrirán dos horas más tarde el jueves, 22 de marzo de 2018 debido a las condiciones del tiempo. El servicio de autobús escolar será provisto con dos horas de retraso. Los programas de prekindergarten, los programas de Head Start en la mañana, otros programas de medio día durante horas de la mañana y excursiones escolares quedan canceladas. Actividades y programas que comienzan a las 10:50 a.m. o antes quedan canceladas. Las oficinas administrativas abrirán en horario regular. Los programas de cuidado infantil en los edificios escolares podrán abrir en horario regular.

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The Maryland Seal of Biliteracy

The Maryland Seal of BiliteracyThe Maryland Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by participating school systems that recognizes a student’s high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing in English and one or more languages.

Starting in California in 2011, the Seal of Biliteracy is now offered in 28 states and the District of Columbia. Maryland’s Seal of Biliteracy Bill was signed into law in 2016 and implemented for the first time in 2017.

Montgomery County Public Schools started participating in the program beginning with the Class of 2017. All high schools in MCPS are participating.

In 2017, about 1,200 students earned the Seal of Biliteracy for the state of Maryland. Out of the 1,200 students who earned this prestigious award, close to 1,100 were MCPS graduates.

What are the requirements to earn the MD Seal of Biliteracy?

To receive a Maryland Seal of Biliteracy, a student must:

  • Pass the Maryland High School Assessment in English 10; AND
  • Demonstrate Intermediate High proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in a language other than English, as measured by assessments that are aligned to ACTFL (TheAmerican Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency guidelines.

For more information about the approved assessments, please click here.

How do students apply for a Seal of Biliteracy?

  • Review the guidelines and requirements for the Seal of Biliteracy.
  • Students who are scheduled to take an AP or IB Language exam are candidates for the Seal of BIliteracy.
  • Students who are not scheduled to take an AP or IB Language exam should consult with the Seal of Biliteracy contact at their local high school (World Languages Resource Teacher or Resource Counselor) to obtain information about the approved language assessment that would be most appropriate for them.

For more information on the MD Seal of BIliteracy, please click here.

FYI... The Seal of Biliteracy for Students

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