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Seal of Biliteracy (Virginia Dept. of Education information on the Seal.)
For the 2015-16 school year, Chesapeake Public Schools has chosen the following criteria for awarding the Seal of Biliteracy.
–Earn a Board of Education approved diploma and
–Pass all required End-of-Course Assessments in English reading and writing at the proficient or higher level and
–Pass a world language Advanced Placement examination with a score of 3 or higher or an International Baccalaureate examination with a score of 4 or higher, or
–SAT II (Latin only – full test) with a minimum score of 600 or the National Latin Exam (full test) with a minimum score of Level 4: Silver/Level 5-6: Cum Laude.
Other test options will be considered for the 2016-17 school year.

Students wishing to apply for the Seal of Biliteracy should complete the application form(Biliteracy Seal Student Application). Please contact Curriculum & Instruction for this form.  Applicants should attach their scores to the application and submit the application and scores to their guidance counselors.  Scores from AP and IB tests are usually not available until after graduation.  If an applicant’s score meets the requirements for the Biliteracy Seal, the applicant will be contacted by the school guidance office.  A seal will be provided for the applicant to add to the diploma.

Virginia Standard of Learning in World Language The standards for World Language students in Virginia.

French The Most Practical World Language The importance of learning French is presented using facts and figures.

Institute for German as a World Language Home page of the Institute for German as a world language at the University of Heidelberg. Description of the graduate programmed as well as on research at the institute.

Foreign Languages for Teachers
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Why Study French
While any language will be useful for some jobs or for some regions, French is the only world language that can be useful throughout the world as well as in the United States.

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Lead With Languages
A website promoting the value of  learning a world language in today’s multicultural world.