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English Language Development

The 27J English Language Development Instructional Team provides guidance, resources, training and supports to ensure all 27J schools can provide equitable, rigorous learning environments for all of our students.

Our Goals

  • English language learners will become fluent in English Language proficiency in the 5-7 year timeline.
  • English language learners students will have access to and be successful in grade level content.
  • English language learners will have equal access to all opportunities available in 27J.
  • English language learners will be prepared for a successful career and life beyond high school graduation

Seal of Biliteracy

Potential Benefits of a Seal of Biliteracy

  1. Encourage students to study languages
  2. Certify attainment of biliteracy skills
  3. Recognize the value of language diversity
  4. Provide employers with a method of identifying people with high level literacy skills in multiple languages
  5. Provide universities with a method to recognize and give credit to applicants for attainment of high level skills in multiple languages
  6. Prepare students with 21st century skills that will benefit them in the labor market and the global society

Seal of Biliteracy Requirements:

  1. Complete all of the graduation requirements 
  2. Students must have an overall GPA of 3.0 in English Language Arts AND demonstrate one of the following criteria:
    1. SAT - Evidence Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) ≥ 470
    2. AP English Language and Composition ≥ 3
    3. AP English Literature and Composition ≥ 3
    4. IB Exam ≥ 4
  3. Student must demonstrate Literacy in World Language through one of the following:
    1. AP World Language Exam ≥ 3
    2. AP World Language Literature Exam ≥ 3
    3. IB World Language Exam ≥ 4

Apply for Seal of Biliteracy


Please contact Lucia Gonzales at or Jordan Marshall at for more Seal of Biliteracy information.

Seal of Biliteracy Recipients