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Seal of Biliteracy

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Are you a student between grades 7 and 12 who can read, write, speak, and listen fluently in a language other than English? Did you know that you can earn up to four World Language competency-based credits in your heritage language at the North Kitsap School District?

We are pleased to provide the Seal of Biliteracy and Language Credit Competency Testing, a program established by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Education. This program offers students the chance to earn one to four high school credits in their chosen language through proficiency testing. Students who successfully achieve four credits are awarded the prestigious state Seal of Biliteracy, provided they meet the graduation state standard in English Language Arts.

This opportunity is available to secondary students at Kingston Middle School, Kingston High School, Poulsbo Middle School, and North Kitsap High School, with testing sessions offered once in the fall and once in the spring. We encourage you to embrace this opportunity to recognize and reward your linguistic capabilities.

2023 - 2024 Seal of Biliteracy Test

Students interested in earning the Seal of Biliteracy in the North Kitsap School District can register and submit their testing fee at their high school or middle school between February 13 and March 22, 2024. Please be aware that no late registrations will be accepted. The assessment will be conducted on March 26, 2024, at the KHS Library from 2:30 to 5:00 PM and on March 27, 2024, at the NKHS Library from 1:30 to 4:00 PM. A date for a makeup test will be announced later.

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Teaching & Learning Department
18360 Caldart Ave NE
Poulsbo, WA 98370
Fax (360) 396-3934

Joaly Ray
Program Coordinator
(360) 396-3095
Locations: NKSD South - Poulsbo Elementary, Hilder Pearson Elementary, Vinland Elementary, Poulsbo Middle School, and North Kitsap High School 

Hortensia West
Program Coordinator
(360) 396-3096
Locations: NKSD North - Suquamish Elementary, David Wolfle Elementary, Richard Gordon Elementary, Kingston Middle School, Choice Academy/NKOA, Kingston High School

Alexis Wendt
Teaching & Learning Secretary
(360) 396-3561