Arizona Seal of Biliteracy
What is the Arizona Seal of Biliteracy?
The Arizona Seal of Biliteracy was adopted by the state legislature in 2016. It is intended to recognize high school students who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English. The seal is placed on the student’s diploma and noted on the transcript. PXU is proud to offer the Arizona Seal of Biliteracy to inspire students to pursue proficiency in multiple languages, honor students who excel in language skills, and provide evidence of skills that are attractive for future employers and college admissions offices.
Students must apply for the Seal of Biliteracy during their senior year. To earn the seal, students must demonstrate proficiency in English and at least one additional language. It is recommended that students with no background in additional languages plan to take four years of study in a language to pursue the Seal of Biliteracy. Students with a home language other than English must obtain a score of proficient on Arizona’s English Language Learner Assessment (AZELLA). Please see the links below for more information on, requirements of, and eligibility for the seal.
Jenna Nguyen is a 2021 Graduate of Trevor G. Browne High School, the first 3 million dollar scholar in PXU history, and a Biliteracy Seal recipient. Here is what Jenna says regarding being a Seal recipient:
"To me, getting the Biliteracy Seal on my diploma serves as a large accomplishment. So thanks to the seal, I hope to be more competitive in professional workplaces while also using Spanish as a way to connect with even more people than I would normally be able to connect with."
Jesus Cebreros is a 2021 Graduate of Trevor G. Browne High School and a Seal recipient. He received over 2 million dollars in scholarships and currently attends Yale. Here is what Jesus says about receiving the Seal:
"I feel really excited about receiving the Seal of Biliteracy. Those 4 years of Spanish were definitely fun and rewarding."