NYCDOE Participation in New York State Seal of Biliteracy (2023-2024)
Thank you for your school’s commitment to multiliteracy, multilingualism, and college and career readiness by offering the New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) to your graduating seniors. The Division of Multilingual Learners and your District Office look forward to supporting you in this process. 

By November 20, 2023, please complete the form below with information about your school and your school-based committee to support implementation.

If you would just like to learn more about the NYSSB in NYCDOE at this point, please contact to learn more.

Thank you! Mil gracias! どうぞよろしくお願いいたします。
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Image of the Seal of Biliteracy (printed seals for diploma, as well as medals)
 School DBN (District, borough, number. For example, 10X001) *
Full School Name *
School type (check all that apply) *
Will this be your first time participating in the NYSSB?
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Principal's Name *
Principal's DOE email address *
Your superintendent *
Which MLL/ELL programs does your school offer? (check all that apply)
Which Checkpoint C course(s) will your school offer during the 2022-2023 School Year? *
A Checkpoint C course is defined as a yearlong course beyond Checkpoint B consistent with the Checkpoint C learning standards. Advanced Placement and IB courses are aligned to Checkpoint C. See If you don't have a Checkpoint C course, we can find pathways for your students.

Please note: schools will be supported in embedding Capstone Biliteracy Projects into Checkpoint C courses, with the expectation that all students in a Checkpoint C course would achieve the NYSSB upon graduation. 
In which language(s) do you intend to offer the Seal? *
Please note that the NYSSB can be awarded to any student in any language and community members can be invited to be part of the process in lower-incidence languages, for example.
Approximately how many students do you anticipate to pursue the NYSSB this year? 
-Please note all students in Checkpoint C and Home Language Arts courses should be expected to achieve the NYSSB as a graduation distinction. 
-Rough estimate is fine, or you can describe your thinking, and we will support you in refining your goals and identifying students.
Name of NYSSB Coordinator for your school *
The NYSSB Coordinator will serve as the point of contact with DML for all communication related to the NYSSB.
Please confirm NYSSB Coordinator's Preferred Email Address * *
All NYSSB communications will be sent to this address, so please check regularly.
Please confirm NYSSB Coordinator's DOE email address. *
Student data can only be sent to a DOE ( address.
NYSSB Coordinator's Role *
By November 20, 2023, schools must provide information on their school-based committee (SBC). *
As outlined in the NYSED Handbook and the NYCDOE FAQ document, each school offering the school is required to have a school-based committee (SBC) for program design, student advisement and support, as well as presentation of awards.  The SBC should be comprised of, but not limited to, the following personnel: a World Language teacher, an English Language Arts (ELA) teacher, an English as a New Language (ENL)teacher, a guidance counselor, and an administrator.
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