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New York State Seal of Biliteracy

New Rochelle High School is a proud participant in the New York State Seal of Biliteracy Program.

The Seal of Biliteracy is a prestigious award that lets colleges and employers know that you are proficient in more than one language. It is a distinction that will be attached to diplomas and transcripts of graduates who have demonstrated language mastery in both English and any other language.

Any student working towards proficiency in reading, writing, listening and speaking in English and another language can apply. All human languages are acceptable, regardless of whether students learned the language at home or in school.

High school counselors and language teachers will assist students who are eligible to apply for this seal of distinction. Planning typically begins during 10th grade and students normally begin working on their projects during 11th or 12th grade. The seal is awarded to successful candidates at graduation.

Students wishing to receive the NYS Seal of Biliteracy must complete all requirements for a NYS Regents diploma and demonstrate proficiency in both English and another language. Students will need to earn 3 points in a Language Other Than English and 3 points in English. Additional information about the criteria is available through the links below, from NRHS guidance counselors or from the New York State website.

Students, please use your school account to fill out the appropriate form below in order to apply..

Class of 2024, please fill out this form to sign up

Class of 2025, please fill out this form to sign up
Community sign-up to be a New York State Seal of Biliteracy panelist

Please read below to see links to resources for NYSSB:

  1. Short description of NYSSB for students and families in a number of different languages.

  2. NYSSB Description for counselors and administrators

  3. NYSSB descriptions for project advisors

  4. NYSSB information for project panel of reviewers

  5. NYSSB description for teachers

  6. Criteria to earn points towards the NYSSB: Link Here

  7. General information regarding the seal of biliteracy: Seal of Biliteracy General Information

  8. Current NRHS ELA Project and Rubric - (subject to change)

  9. Current NRHS World Language Project and Rubric - (subject to change)

For more information on the seal of biliteracy, please contact your guidance counselor, the World Languages Office or email