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Biliteracy Awards

For more information about the Pathway to Biliteracy Award, please attend the 
Parent Information Night: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
CCMS Multi-purpose Room
6:00-7:00 pm

Culver City Unified School District Biliteracy Awards

Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, The State of California introduced the “Pathway to Biliteracy” and the “Seal of Biliteracy” awards. These awards are given as recognition for students who have demonstrated achievement in two or more languages.

Pathway to Biliteracy Awards (for 5th and 8th grade students):

 Pathway to Biliteracy awards honor students who, by the end of 5th and/or 8th grade, have demonstrated a commitment to becoming biliterate and who have reached a certain degree of proficiency in both English and another language. 


Seal of Biliteracy Award (for graduating 12th grade students)

The “Seal of Biliteracy” will be awarded to 12th grade students at graduation. This award is a seal placed on the student’s diploma and noted in the transcript. Recipients will also be awarded an honor medallion to wear during graduation ceremonies. To receive this recognition, students must meet the established criteria detailed in the application. Students must submit an application to the CCHS Secretary of Curriculum Instruction, Arely Magallanes by March 16, 2018.

2018-19 Timeline for the Pathway to Biliteracy Award (5th and 8th grade):
Application Deadline: December 3, 2018
All reading assignments and cultural criteria must be completed and submitted: April 15, 2019
  • (Forms can be downloaded from the menu on the right side of this page)
 Writing Prompt Administered: 
  • 5th grade: During the Week of April 22, 2019
  • 8th grade: Date to be determined, between April 22-May 1, 2019 
Students will receive the Pathway Ribbon at 5th Grade Promotion or 8th Grade Awards Ceremony

Pathway to Biliteracy Intent to Apply-Click Here-Deadline: December 3, 2018


Please click the links to the right to download and print the required forms. Completed forms may be returned to the Main Office of your child's school, c/o Monica Bell, or scanned and emailed to

(Students who are seeking the Pathway in a language other than Spanish or Japanese are kindly asked to use the English version of the book report form as a guideline. Please respond to all questions in your chosen language for the Pathway Award.)




Upcoming Cultural Events

This is a partial list of cultural events in our community. If you know about other cultural events that should be included in this list for the purposes of the Pathway to Biliteracy Award, please send to
Little Tokyo Walking Tours (Japanese)
Japanese American National Museum
Various Saturdays, check website for dates and details:

Ongoing exhibits (Spanish)

Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)

See website for details about admission fees and current exhibits.

Free admission Sundays

Ongoing Exhibits (Japanese)
Japanese American National Museum
Free on Thursdays from 5-8pm

Ongoing Exhibits (Spanish)

La Plaza de Cultura de Artes

501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Admission fee: FREE

**Documentary Film Screening of "Conexiones: Los Cenzontles in Cuba" will be showing on November 8, 7-9 pm

September 2017-January 2018 (Spanish)
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA 
Latin American & Latino Art in Los Angeles
(70 exhibitions on display throughout LA County and So Cal, Sponsored by The Getty Museum)
October 27, 2018 (Spanish)
Dia de los Muertos Celebration at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
October 27-November 4 (Spanish)
Día de los Muertos at Grand Park Downtown LA
Free Event, includes free guided tours highlighting the artwork and traditions of the holiday
November 4, 2018 (Spanish)
Dia de los  Muertos Celebration at Woodlawn Cemetery (Santa Monica)
Free Event
November 18, 2018 (Japanese)
LA Made: Getting in Touch with Taiko
Free event

Central Library - Mark Taper Auditorium

630 West 5th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90071

December 15, 2018 (Japanese)
Mochitsuki (mochi pounding) Event
West LA Buddhist Temple
2003 Corinth Ave., Los Angeles
(310) 477-7274
Starts at 8:00 am
This can either be a cultural event to attend, or a Volunteer opportunity for middle school students. There is no need to sign up. Students who wish to volunteer can come anytime after 8:00 am with their volunteer form. 
January 1, 2019 (Japanese)
Japanese New Year's Oshogatsu Festival
10:50am -4:00pm
Little Tokyo, Downtown LA
February 2, 2019 or March 2, 2019 (Japanese)
Character Drawing for Kids at Japan House
February 24, 2019 (Spanish)
Afro-Latinx Festival
Museum of Latin American Art