• Information About the California State Seal of Biliteracy for Chino Hills High School Students


      In 2012, the California state legislature created the State Seal of Biliteracy program to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing one or more languages in addition to English. To earn a Seal of Biliteracy, an Chino Hills graduating senior must meet both sets of criteria below.


      Proficiency in English through ALL of the following:

      • Completion of all English language arts requirements for graduation with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or above
      • Passing the California Standards test in English language arts administered in grade 11 at the proficient level or above
      • For English learners not reclassified, attain the overall early advanced level on the English language development test


      Proficiency in a language other than English through ONE of the following:

      • Passing a World Language Advanced Placement examination with a score of 3 or higher
      • Passing an International Baccalaureate examination with a score of 4 or higher
      • Successful completion of a four-year high school course of study in a world language and demonstrating oral proficiency in the language comparable to an AP or IB examination passing score
      • Passing the SAT II world language examination with a score of 600 or higher


      For further information contact Stephanie Arrington Stephanie_Arrington@chino.k12.ca.us or Mehran Akhtarkhavari Mehran Akhtarkhavari@chino.k12.ca.us