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Pathway to Biliteracy

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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 Seal of Biliteracy Coordinator, Dr. Kelli Tarvyd ([email protected]).

2022-2023 Timeline for the Pathway to Biliteracy Award (5th and 8th grade):
All reading assignments and cultural criteria must be completed and submitted:
April 14, 2023
Writing Prompt Administered: 
5th grade: By mid/end of April
8th grade: By mid/end of April
Students will receive the Pathway to Biliteracy Ribbon at the 5th Grade Promotion or at the 8th Grade Awards Ceremony.


Application Deadline:  December 17, 2022

Deadline to Submit Materials:  Wednesday, April 14, 2023

Please submit all documents to the Pathway to Biliteracy Google Classroom.  


5th grade Google Classroom (Class Code: gwznkxh)


8th grade Google Classroom (Class Code: uwjymwe)


If you have any questions/clarifications please email [email protected] 

Note To families seeking the pathway in a language other than Spanish or Japanese


Note: 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.