• 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 at THS to earn the results.


    Spring Registration Timeline for the AAPPL test (used for the Seal of Biliteracy):

    Test Registration Open: Now - Feb. 23, 2024. $15 to Ms. Paz in L212.

    Test Date: March 7, 2024


    The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Language® (AAPPL) is offered for the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portugues, 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 as you may organize your own test and produce the results to Ms. Paz in L212 for verification.


    Forms and Information:

    AAPPL Practice Demo Test

    VDOE Seal of Biliteracy Website & Acceptable Evidence

Last Modified on December 8, 2023