Why Should I Participate in the Seal of Biliteracy

Lee’s Summit R7 Schools has implemented a progression of Pathway Awards from kindergarten through middle school recognizing benchmarks towards biliteracy. The Seal of Biliteracy, which certifies attainment of functional proficiency in two or more languages, will be awarded to qualifying high school seniors upon graduation. The Seal of Biliteracy offers vast opportunities for those pursuing higher education or joining the workforce.

92 awarded in 2019

Elementary Pathway Awards: Grades K, 3, and 6

The intent of the Elementary School Pathway Awards is to encourage students along the path of bilingualism, and to place value on the continued use of two languages.

190 awarded in 2019

Middle School Pathway Awards: Grade 8

An award designed to celebrate engagement in the pursuit of language skills in two or more languages, to affirm positive attitudes towards multilingualism, and to validate use of multiple languages for all students

140 Seals awarded in 2019

Missouri Seal of Biliteracy: Grade 12

The Seal will be awarded to graduating seniors in Lee’s Summit R7 Schools who have mastered standard academic English and any other language or languages.

About the MO Seal Of Biliteracy

The Missouri Seal of Biliteracy is awarded to graduating high school students who have demonstrated proficiency in English and one or more other world language(s) before high school graduation. The Seal of Biliteracy takes the form of a seal that appears on the transcript or diploma of the graduating senior and is a statement of accomplishment for future employers and for college admissions.

LSR7 District Seal of Biliteracy Coordinators

Mr. Aaron Layendecker

Mr. Aaron Layendecker

816-986-1499 ex. 8028
LSR7 Seal of Biliteracy Program Coordinator

Gail Howe

Mrs. Gail Howe

816-986-1499 ex: 1104
LSR7 Pathway Awards Program Coordinator

LSR7 Seal of Biliteracy and Pathway Awards

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