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Seal of Biliteracy Offered in District

Mississippi Seal of BiliteracyOxford, Mississippi (September 28, 2021) — We are excited to announce that students who demonstrate proficiency in English and another language through one of the MDE-approved exams have the opportunity to earn either a Gold or a Silver seal on their high school transcript. Even if your child is young right now, we encourage those who might have a second language in the home, to work toward this goal.

What does the Seal of Biliteracy achieve? 

At many colleges and universities across the nation, students may have the chance to waive language requirements or advance to higher-level courses via the seal.

What languages earn the seal? 

Oxford High currently offers French and Spanish as courses but any student who is proficient in another language may apply for the seal. French, Spanish, Italian, Mandarin, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, German, Hindi, Russian, Thai, Portuguese, Hebrew, Polish, American Sign Language, Latin, Amharic, Somali, Urdu, and Native American Tribal languages already have established tests, and other languages may become available soon!

Who do I contact to get started?

If you and your student are interested in working toward earning the Seal of Biliteracy, the first step is to submit an intent form. The intent form will be sent to Mr. Charlie Winnick or Mrs. Chelsea Winnick of Oxford High School. That information will also be sent to your counselor, who will be included in the OHS Seal of Biliteracy Board and will be included in submitting your final application.

Visit the webpage to read more about scores required to achieve the Seal of Biliteracy.