BBPHS Seal of Biliteracy

The New York State Seal of Biliteracy (NYSSB) recognizes high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in one or more languages, in addition to English.  The intent of the NYSSB is to:

  • Encourage the study of languages.

  • Identify high school graduates with language and biliteracy skills for employers.

  • Provide universities with additional information about applicants seeking admission.

  • Prepare students with twenty-first century skills.

  • Recognize the value of foreign and native language instruction in schools.

  • Affirm the value of diversity in a multilingual society.