IC Catholic Prep is proud to announce our participation in the Illinois Seal of Biliteracy Program. The program recognizes students’ exceptional achievements in English and World Languages. Through the Illinois State Board of Education, we have established the State Seal of Biliteracy Program to recognize graduating seniors who demonstrate a high degree of proficiency in English and Spanish. Those students who earn the Seal of Biliteracy will have the official State of Illinois Seal placed on both their diploma and transcript and will be eligible to earn guaranteed college credit at all Illinois public universities and community colleges.
To earn the Seal of Biliteracy, an ICCP student must demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in Spanish by earning a score of 4 or higher on the College Board Advancement Placement Spanish Language and Culture Exam and show a high proficiency in the English language by scoring an
- 18 on the ACT English College Readiness Benchmark or Composite ACT Score of 21; or
- a 480 on the SAT English/Language section of the test; or
- a 5 on the College Board AP English Language and Composition Exam.
Additionally, students may earn a commendation by earning a score or 3 or higher on the College Board Advancement Placement Spanish Language and Culture Exam while showing the same high proficiency in the English language.
All public colleges and universities in Illinois award foreign language credit for the Seal of Biliteracy. Many private colleges and universities also award credit for the Seal. “We are excited for our students to receive this recognition from the State of Illinois and proud of their accomplishments in pursuing proficiency in the Spanish language,” said Mrs. Danielle Wagner, Assistant Principal of Academics. “Our students will benefit from having the seal on their transcript through further scholarship awards and potential job opportunities in the future.”