Seal of Biliteracy

Will you qualify to earn the prestigious Seal of Biliteracy?

Western Tech has such a diverse population of students; dozens of languages are represented here.  Students who earn a 4 or 5 on the AP French and Spanish test can earn the prestigious Seal of Biliteracy at graduation – a seal on your diploma and a handsome medal to wear.  But if you know another language at home and pass a certain test, you can earn the Seal of Biliteracy, too!  There are almost a hundred languages with qualifying tests, including Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Bulgarian, Chin (Hakha), (Cantonese & Mandarin) Chinese, Czech, (Persian) Farsi, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Ilocano, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Samoan, (American) Sign Language, Somali, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Yup’ik.  These are only some of the languages that qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy.  This summer is a perfect time for you to work on taking the test for your language.  Click here for more information on tests for the Maryland “Seal of Biliteracy” or here for a list of available tests for more distinct tests.

When you are ready to pay for the proficiency test, your parents can click here to go to the Online School Payment Portal; after going to "High" School and "Western School of Tech HS," look for "Seal of Biliteracy."