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New Jersey State Seal of Biliteracy

The New Jersey Department of Education State Seal of Biliteracy identifies graduating high school students who are able to demonstrate proficiency in English in addition to one or more world languages.  The State Seal of Biliteracy certifies that a high school graduate has:

  1. Demonstrated proficiency in English by meeting English language arts graduation requirements or attained the appropriate cut score on the ACCESS for ELLs assessment (for English Language Learners); and
  2. Demonstrated a linguistic proficiency level of at least Intermediate Mid according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Proficiency Guidelines, or demonstrated a level deemed equivalent to Intermediate Mid for languages such as American Sign Language or Native American languages.

Districts with the Seal of Biliteracy Program

Participation in the Seal of Biliteracy Program is voluntary and at the discretion of each local school district. Here is a list of 2016-17 State Seal of Biliteracy Participating Districts (Printable PDF Version):

2016-2017 State Seal of Biliteracy Participating Districts
County District Name
Atlantic Egg Harbor Township School District
Greater Egg Harbor Regional High School District
Hammonton School District
Bergen Cresskill Public School District
Garfield Public School District
Hackensack School District
Lyndhurst School District
Mahwah Township Public School District
New Milford Public School District
Pascack Valley Regional High School District
Ridgefield School District
Tenafly Public School District
Burlington Cinnaminson Township Public Schools
Lenape Regional High School District
Camden Camden County Technical School District
Eastern Camden County Regional School District
Haddonfield School District
Winslow Township School District
LEAP Academy University Charter School
Cape May Middle Township Public School District
Ocean City School District
Cumberland Bridgeton City School District
Vineland Public School District
Essex Essex County Vocational Technical School District
Livingston Board of Education School District
Millburn Township School District
South Orange-Maplewood School District
West Orange Public Schools
Gloucester Monroe Township Public School District
Washington Township School District
Hudson Harrison Public Schools
North Bergen School District
West New York School District
Hoboken Charter School
Hunterdon Delaware Valley Regional High School District
South Hunterdon Regional School District
Hunterdon Central Regional High School District
Mercer Hamilton Township Public School District
Lawrence Township Public School District
Trenton Public School District
Middlesex Carteret Public School District
East Brunswick Township School District
Metuchen Public School District
Monroe Township School District
New Brunswick School District
Old Bridge Township School District
Perth Amboy Public School District
Piscataway Township School District
Woodbridge Township School District
Monmouth Henry Hudson Regional School District
Keyport School District
Long Branch Public School District
Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District
Township of Ocean School District
Red Bank Regional School District
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School District
Morris The School District of the Chathams
Dover Public School District
Hanover Park Regional High School District
Montville Township School District
Morris County Vocational School District
Pequannock Township School District
Randolph Township School District
West Morris Regional High School District
Ocean Barnegat Township School District
Lakewood Township School District
Point Pleasant Borough School District
Point Pleasant Beach School District
Toms River Regional School District
Passaic Passaic City School District
Passaic County Vocational School District
West Milford Township Public School District
Somerset Franklin Township Public School District
Hillsborough Township Public School District
Montgomery Township School District
Sussex High Point Regional High School District
Hopatcong Borough School District
Union Elizabeth Public Schools
Linden Public School District
Plainfield Public Schools
Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District
Summit Public School District
Union County Vocational-Technical School District
Westfield Public School District
Warren Warren Hills Regional School District