What is the Seal of Biliteracy?

    The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in English and one or more world languages.  The intent of the NYSSB is to encourage the study of languages, to identify high school graduates with language and biliteracy skills for employers, to provide universities with additional information about applicants seeking admission and placement, to prepare students with twenty-first century skills, to recognize the value of language instruction, and to affirm the value of diversity in a multilingual society. The NYSSB takes the form of a Seal on the student's diploma and a medallion worn at graduation. 


    Click on the links below to learn more or print out an application. 

    Description of NYSSB

    Checklist NYSSB for NFCSD

    Student Application for NYSSB


    For more information, please email Mrs. Jill Wager at jwagner@nfschools.net or speak to your counselor.