Congratulations to Visions’ 2023-24 State Seal of Biliteracy Honorees!

Tuesday, April 30th, marked the annual Sacramento County Office of Education State Seal of Biliteracy (SSB) Recognition Ceremony. The ceremony was hosted at Center High School’s Auditorium where over 200 students from schools and districts participating in SCOE’s Language Exam Program were honored for their multi-linguistic ability and contribution to a more inclusive and globally competitive postsecondary education system and workforce.

Nine of Visions’ 45 students who earned the Seal this year attended the event with a member of their family. Students in attendance included Camila R. (IS, Spanish), Olivia M. (UP, French), Madelyne O. (IS, Spanish), Malakai P. (UP, Spanish), Julie S. (UP, Russian & Ukrainian), Emily V. (IS, Spanish), Mark Y. (UP, Russian), Guillermo Z. (HS, Spanish), and Karina Z. (UP, Ukrainian).

Visions is extremely proud of these students and the 36 additional Seal honorees who were not present at the recognition ceremony. All students will receive official certificates by mail acknowledging them for this accomplishment and the official Seal decal (to be affixed to their High School Diploma) and medal at Grad Checkout. The number of Seals awarded to Visions’ students increased by 48% from the prior year, with students passing Oral and Written SSB Exams in Armenian, French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Ukrainian. Four students earned the Seal for proficiency in two non-English languages.

Congratulations again to all Visions’ SSB honorees! And thank you to the many families, teachers, counselors, and administrators who supported these students in their multilingual education and development.

State Seal of Biliteracy efforts were coordinated internally by Silvia Covarrubias of Assessment Services. Staff who supported Oral and Written Exam efforts included Yelena Dmitriyeva, Edith Diaz, and Esmeralda Rodriguez of Enrollment Services, Lyubov Rusu-Carp of Special Education, Melinda Lewis of University Prep, and Home School Principal Julie Cole.