Seal of Biliteracy 

    The State Seal of Biliteracy is an award given to graduating high school students, regardless of diploma type, that have attained proficiency in English and one or more languages. We are pleased to offer the Seal of Biliteracy to students who graduate from Tuscarora. They receive the Seal on their diploma upon graduation and are recognized at the Senior Awards Ceremony and at graduation. 

    How do I earn it?

    Take a test to demonstrate your proficiency in your language. Have you already taken a test? Check the "VDOE Acceptable Evidence" page (link below) to see if your results qualify you. If you have not taken a test, sign up for the AAPPL test offered this fall at THS to earn the results.

    Fall 2022 Registration Timeline:

    Test Registration Open: Now - October 28th, 2022. 

    How to Register: Bring cash/check to Sra. Paz in L212 or to Ms. Mandina in the main office. You will fill out the registration form once you turn in your payment.

    Test Date: November 3rd, 2022 at 9:30am in the THS Library.


    Spring 2023 Registration Timeline:

    TBD, Info will be posted after the school year begins.



    The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Language® (AAPPL) is offered for the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish. This state-approved, online assessment can be used as evidence for the Seal of Biliteracy.

    If your language is not listed above, check other testing options at the VDOE Acceptable Evidence link below.


    Forms and Information:

    AAPPL Practice Demo Test

    VDOE Seal of Biliteracy Website & Acceptable Evidence

Last Modified on September 14, 2022