California State Seal of Biliteracy

Click here to view the official California State Seal of Biliteracy letter from the Poway Unified School District.

In order for students to be considered for the SSB, the must meet the criteria outlined below. Once the criteria have been met, the SSB insignia will be placed on your diploma, and noted on your transcript.
  1. Completion of four years of English coursework with an average GPA of 2.0 or higher
  2. SBAC/ELA in 11th grade - Standard Met of Standard Exceeded
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in an additional language through one of the following:
              a. AP World Language exam of 3 or higher
              b. SAT II Subject test for an additional language with a score of 600 or higher
              c. Complete a four-year high school course of study in a world language with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher in the course of
                  study. Years of language taken in middle school do not count. Students using this eligibility requirement must also:
                           i. Complete the PUSD Oral Language Proficiency Verification form.

      4.  If you are currently identified as an ELL student, you must have attained the overall proficiency level of Early Advanced or
           Advanced on your most recent CELDT test.

If you believe you meet these qualifications, download the application here. Students must fill out the application and submit with Oral Language Proficiency Verification form, and supporting test scores to Ms. Cruz in the Wolverine Center no later than Wednesday, March 28 3:00 pm. Students DO NOT need to provide a copy of their transcript, it will be provided to them by Ms. Cruz.

Any questions? Email Ms. Cruz at

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Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406