Seal of Biliteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, district, or state to recognize 12th-grade students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. The recognition encourages all students to pursue biliteracy, honors the skills our students attain and can be evidence of attractive skills to future employers and college admissions offices. 

All students identified for the Seal of Biliteracy will receive a medal of recognition and the prestigious California Department of Education Seal of Biliteracy golden seal affixed to their high school diploma. For more information about the Seal of Biliteracy, visit

To apply for this prestigious World Language recognition, qualified 12th-grade students will be invited at the end of the 1st semester to complete and submit their application by a predetermined deadline, along with a copy of their AP World Language test score, if an AP test was completed. If an AP test was not taken students have the option of completing the application with a teacher signature and recommendation.

All 12th-grade student applications are verified by the Torrance Unified School District English Language Development office.

Have questions about the award? Contact Assistant Princpal Key at