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High school seniors can Maryland Seal of Biliteracy

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is helping to prepare students to take the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy Program by hosting upcoming student and parent/guardian information sessions. The topics will cover reading, writing, speaking and listening strategies. The program is geared toward high school students, with only graduating seniors eligible to earn the Seal. The deadline to apply to take the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy is Jan. 18. Click here to fill out an application.

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, district or state in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. A student can receive the Seal if he or she can demonstrate full proficiency in language learning as measured by rigorous proficiency assessments across a range of language skills.

Students who are interested in the Maryland Seal of Biliteracy Program should plan to attend the online information events through Zoom. The dates, times and Zoom details for the information sessions are below.

Information session 1
Informational/reading strategies, Sept. 21, 3 to 4 p.m. Use the Zoom link to join the meeting or join using the meeting ID: 873 1318 5510 and the passcode: 589867.

Informational session 2
Informational/writing strategies, Oct. 19, 3 to 4 p.m. Use the Zoom link to join the meeting or join using the meeting ID: 830 4926 2209 and the passcode: 789313.

Informational session 3
Informational/speaking strategies, Nov. 16, 3 to 4 p.m. Use the Zoom link to join the meeting or join using the meeting ID: 884 5206 4956 and the passcode: 683683.

Informational session 4
Informational/listening strategies, Dec. 7, 3 to 4 p.m. Use the Zoom link to join the meeting or join using the meeting ID: 830 8225 2312 and the passcode: 930262.

A Feb. 1 session from 3 to 4 p.m. will go over the test logistics and include a “power up” for students. The session is specifically for upcoming 2024 graduates who are preparing to take the Seal of Biliteracy test. Use the Zoom link to join the meeting or join using the meeting ID: 836 4748 2951 and the passcode: 130694.

For more details about the program, contact the student’s world language teacher.  

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 27,598 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.

CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).