The Seal of Biliteracy is an award granted to high school seniors upon graduation, certifying proficiency in two or more languages
(one of which is English).
- Encourage pupils to develop biliteracy skills
- Provide employers with a method of identifying individuals who are multilingual, multiliterate, and multicultural
- Promote world language instruction in our schools
- Encourage the development of dual language immersion programs as well as world, native, and heritage language programs in schools
- Prepare pupils with 21st century skills
- Recognize and honor the rich and diverse language and cultural assets of our students
Fontana HS #1... 4 years in a row!!!
Since the 2015-2016 school year, Fontana High School students continue to earn the STATE Seal of Biliteracy at the highest rate among all FUSD schools. Similarly, Fontana High School students have earned the highest number of DISTRICT Seal of Biliteracy since the 2017-2018 school year. Recipients of the DISTRICT Seal successfully complete an autobipgraphy, interview and at least 40 hours of community service in a language other than English. Students and staff continue to make multiculturalism and multilingualism a priority by providing opportunities to learn and practice a second language while showing proficiency in English as well.
Most recently, Fontana HS students earned seals in as many as FIVE languages: American Sign Language, French, Krio, Spanish, and Tagalog.
State Seal of Biliteracy – Districtwide
*Seals awarded in 5 languages (ASL, French, Krio, Spanish, Tagalog)
District Seal of Biliteracy – Districtwide
*Seals awarded in 4 languages (French, Krio, Spanish, Tagalog)