Alton School District: 550 Landmarks Blvd. Suite A, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126

Welcome to the Foreign Language Department


Seal of Biliteracy

The Alton School District supports students in the pursuit of the Illinois Seal of Biliteracy in Spanish. The State Seal of Biliteracy is a recognition given to graduating high school students who have demonstrated a high level of proficiency in English and in reading, writing, listening and speaking in another language. In addition, the State Commendation toward Biliteracy is a recognition given to graduating high school students who have demonstrated significant progress toward achieving a high level of proficiency in English and in reading, writing, listening and speaking in another language. 

Students must meet the qualifications in both English and Spanish to receive one of these honors. To meet the criteria for the Seal or Commendation, the Alton School District reviews student performance on the SAT and the LAS Links Spanish Assessment. In order to qualify for either recognition, a student must demonstrate English proficiency by scoring a 540 or better on the English Language Arts portion of the SAT. In addition to English proficiency, students scoring a Level 2 or Level 3 on the LAS Links Spanish assessment will earn the Commendation toward Biliteracy. Students scoring a Level 4 on the LAS Links Spanish assessment will earn the Seal of Biliteracy. This recognition will be placed on the student’s diploma and the designation will be noted on the student transcript. 

Additional information and ISBE guidance can be found at this link: https://www.isbe.net/Pages/Illinois-State-Seal-of-Biliteracy.aspx


Teachers:


Michelle Bachman

Hannah Bush

Jenny Hammond

Leslie Hudson

Jonathan Vidrine

Ruth Wimp

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Alton School District: 550 Landmarks Blvd. Suite A, Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2600 Fax: 618-463-2126

Alton High School: 4200 Humbert Rd., Alton, IL 62002 | Phone: 618-474-2700 Fax: 618-463-2092