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Purpose of the Program
  • To recognize elementary and middle school students who have demonstrated progress toward proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in one or more world languages in addition to English
  • To honor and affirm students’ home languages and cultures
  • To value diversity
  • To encourage a study of languages toward becoming multilingual
  • To certify progress toward biliteracy
  • To raise awareness of the State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) and the criteria required for graduating high school with the SSB
  • To further align our English and Multilingual Learner Department with principles 1 and 4 of the EL Roadmap.

Program Details

  • Participation is voluntary
  • For grades 3-8
  • Can choose any* world language, including American Sign Language (ASL)
    • *If 8th grader taking for high school elective credit, there is a list of languages to choose from.
  • Students who meet the criteria of their selected pathway will receive a certificate and be included in our annual celebration, “MVA Celebration of Languages”

Three Pathway Options

Do you have questions or need more information:

1. Visit the BRP page in the Multilingual and EL Resources Site

2. Reach out to Lisa Mesa,

3. There is one work sample per student, per language they are studying, due per semester. The work sample can be placed in this folder.

4. Click here for an example of the red, three grid that is required on the work sample.