The Maryland Seal of Biliteracy
The 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.