Seal of Biliteracy, Pathways to Biliteracy

An official seal

High School - Seal of Biliteracy

High school students can qualify for the Seal of Biliteracy in California and over 40 other US states with a Certificate in Dutch as a Foreign Language (CNaVT). A minimum level of B1 or sometimes B2 is required, depending on the school district. Once the Seal of Biliteracy has been obtained on the High School diploma, students may be eligible for credits if they decide to continue their studies at a US college. More information on the Certificate of Dutch as a Foreign Language (CNaVT) can be found here. The exam of the CNaVT (at B1 or B2 level) is equivalent to an AP, but it depends on the school district if they accept it.

Our school gives online group lessons for secondary education and prepares the students for the exam of the CNaVT. These exams take place in May at our school locations. Private lessons are also an option to prepare your child(ren) for the CNaVT.


Pathways to Biliteracy Awards for Elementary School and Middle School.

It is up to public schools in California and other states to decide whether to offer this. You can ask inquire with your own school or school district if they offer one of the following awards:


Seal of Biliteracy Elementary School Pathway Awards:

  • Bilingual Service and Participation Award (BSPA)

  • Biliteracy Attainment Award (BAA)

You can read more about both awards here.


Seal of Biliteracy Middle School Pathway Awards:

  • Bilingual Service and Participation Award (BSPA)

  • Biliteracy Attainment Award (BAA)

You can read more about both awards here.

First student with the Elementary Pathway Award

Aurelie is the first student of our school to receive the Seal of Biliteracy Pathway award for Elementary school for the Dutch language because she faithfully learns Dutch every week.......first at the school on Saturday mornings and now online. Congratulations Aurelie! And now on to the Seal of Biliteracy for Middle school and then High school that officially considers you bilingual and nice for your college profile and some credits or exemptions.